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Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.

To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).

To build your resume, please review Hiatt's sample resumes.

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Creative Writing

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Path
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
What to do with a degree in Creative Writing
Sample of Occupations
Graduate School Information

Overview 

The Creative Writing Program is structured to allow flexible participation in its activities by a diverse body of students whose interest or commitment may vary in nature or over time.

Recent majors have received fellowships at Cornell University, Syracuse University, and the University of Michigan, among others. Many graduates have been published across many fields. Several more are teaching creative writing at schools such as Tufts University, Rhode Island School of Design, The New School, and Bentley College.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable excel spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Creative Writing alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Creative Writing major at Brandeis.

Creative Writing Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a Creative Writing major at Brandeis.

Year
Company
Title
Industry
1998 New England Journal of Medicine Editorial Assistant Publishing and Journalism
1998 Coincidence Productions  Screenwriter & Producer Media and Entertainment
1998 Amnesty International  Director Non-Profit
2005 New York City Board of Education Teacher Education, PreK-12
2005 Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc.  Production Assistant Publishing and Journalism
2005 Peace Corps Peace Corps Volunteer Non-Profit
2006 Miles and Generalist Office Assistant Real Estate
2006 Oxford University Press Publicity Assistant Publishing and Journalism
2007 Innovative Artists Literary Agent Assistant Media and Entertainment

 

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge  

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success and the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus


What to Do with a Degree in Creative Writing (.pdf)

 

Sample of Possible Occupations

Graduate School Information and Resources