Careers and Opportunities for English Majors and Minors

The English major offers a wide range of career and post-graduate opportunities. Below is just a sampling of what our recent graduates are doing. (If you’re one of our B.A. graduates and your career is not listed below, please let us know at


  • Writer/Editor, Project READ
  • Proofing Editor, Sunjoy Group
  • Web Developer, Armor Technologies
  • Marketing and Web Content Specialist, SASid Insurance Development
  • Writer/Editor, NIU Outreach
  • Marketing Copywriter, New Control
  • Technical Writer, Woodward, Inc.
  • Content Specialist, Answers
  • Associate Designer of Learning Content, Echo Global Logistics
  • Technical Writer, Enterprise Recovery Systems
  • Director of Digital and Editorial Content, American Medical Association
  • Grants and Awards Assistant, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Proposal Editor, Kearney and Company
  • Policy and Procedure Writer, Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc.


  • Aurora East High School
  • York High School
  • Dundee-Crown High School
  • Harlem High School
  • West Chicago High School
  • DeKalb High School
  • Belvidere High School
  • Huntley High School
  • Downers Grove South High School
  • Freeport High School
  • Geneseo High School
  • Jacobs High School
  • West Aurora High School
  • Crystal Lake Central
  • English Instructor, Rockford University
  • Adjunct Instructor, Elgin Community College
  • Adjunct Instructor, Waubansee Community College
  • Reading Teacher, Institute of Reading Development
  • Assistant Professor of Developmental Literacy, Central Oregon Community College

Graduate School

  • NIU, English
  • NIU, College of Law
  • Trinity College, Theological Seminary
  • Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
  • University of Minnesota, Department of Writing Studies
  • Kent State University, English
  • Purdue University, English
  • DePaul University, English
  • University of Chicago, English
  • University of Illinois, Library Science


  • Business Analyst, Chase Card Services
  • Marketing Coordinator, Sodick, Inc.
  • Social Marketing Strategist, Pampered Chef
  • Morning Edition Producer, 89.5 WNIJ