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Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

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.


What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

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 Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • 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

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources