Loyola University Maryland

The Rizzo Career Center


Overview of Major
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internships
Possible Career Fields
Possible Work Settings
Important Skills and Abilities
Sample Web Resources
Sample Graduate Programs Pursued by English Majors   
Where Recent English Graduates Were Hired  

Overview of Major

The English major introduces students to a wide variety of literature written by men and women, past and present. It trains you to read accurately and imaginatively, to write clearly and forcefully, and to enjoy the potential for creative play afforded by rich and complex language. Graduates have pursued careers in journalism, business, library science, education, and technical writing, as well as within business and law.


Potential Job Titles

  • English Teacher (K-12)
  • Reporter
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Proofreader
  • Assistant Editor
  • Communications Editor
  • Publications Editor
  • Underwriting Assistant
  • Copywriter
  • Librarian
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Admission Counselor
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Campus Minister
  • Freelance Writer
  • Scholarship Associate

Examples of Internships

  • Comcast
  • Milby Associates, Inc.
  • Girls’ Life Magazine
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine
  • Agora Publishing, Inc.
  • Virgin & Capitol
  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • The Travel Channel
  • MediaCom
  • Lansdowne Middle School
  • Group Designs
  • Baltimore City Public Defender
  • Lawyers Without Borders
  • Mercy High School
  • Martin-Lauer Associates LLC
  • The Rosen Group, NICHE Magazine

Possible Career Fields


  • Creative writing
  • Journalism
  • Freelance
  • Technical writing



  • Editing
  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • Circulation
  • Production
  • Publicity


  • Creative
  • Media
  • Research

Public Relations

  • Research
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Media



  • Management
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Insurance

Possible Work Settings

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Internet sites
  • Large corporations
  • Private schools
  • Trade magazines
  • Advertising agencies
  • Public relations firms
  • Law firms
  • Government agencies
  • Banks
  • Real estate agencies
  • Insurance firms
  • Bookstores
  • Colleges & universities
  • Private learning center

Important Skills and Abilities

  • Speaking & debating
  • Computer
  • Deadline oriented
  • Initiative
  • Word processing & editing
  • Persistence
  • Assertiveness
  • Research
  • Public speaking
  • Analytical
  • Creative
  • Attention to detail
  • Work well under pressure

Sample Web Resources

Sample Graduate Programs Pursued by English Majors

  • PhD, Comparative Literature
  • MA/MEd/PhD, Education or Educational Administration
  • JD
  • MA, English, Library Science or Journalism
  • Master of Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • MFA, Creative Writing
  • School Psychology
  • MA, Bookmaking
  • MA, Professional Writing
  • MA/PhD, Literature

Where Recent English Graduates Were Hired

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen.

Here's a snapshot of where our English majors were hired or went on to graduate school:


Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Writing Consultant/ Copy Editor
Jesuit Volunteer Corps - Northwest Volunteer Member
Montfort College - English Teacher
St. Ignatius Loyola Academy -  Intern Teacher/Americorps Volunteer
Systems4Health - Marketing Analyst
Towers Watson Pension - Specialist
Wediko Children Services - Assistant Teacher


Graduate/Professional Schools

Loyola University Maryland - Master of Arts in Teaching (3)
St. John's University - Secondary Education, English
St. John's University of Law - J.D.
University of Notre Dame - Ph.D.


Todd Marks

This 1998 Loyola graduate is a teacher-turned-technologist and founder of technology innovation company Mindgrub Technologies