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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 writing major allows students to develop their talents as writers while grounding themselves in rhetoric and in a long tradition of poetry and prose. Writing majors typically go on to become editors, desktop publishers, lawyers, reviewers, newsletter managers, and consultants, as well as published authors.


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
  • Reporter
  • Technical Writer
  • Social Media Assistant
  • Assistant Publisher
  • Paralegal
  • Assistant Editor
  • Book Editor
  • Publications Editor
  • Grant Writer
  • Columnist
  • Librarian
  • Graphic Designer
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Litigation Support Specialist
  • Campus Minister
  • Freelance Writer
  • Scholarship Associate

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Comcast
  • South Jersey Magazine
  • Girls’ Life Magazine
  • Law Offices of Michael P. May
  • Agora Publishing, Inc.
  • Maryland Winery Association
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • Cape Cod Magazine
  • Chubb
  • Bancroft Publishing
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine
  • Baltimore City Public Defender
  • Lawyers Without Borders
  • Maryland Public Television
  • 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.

Sample Web Resources