Your major is just the beginning...

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.

Internships

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The Brandeis Internship Exchange is a convenient online tool to find and share internship opportunities.

Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to search internships by major.

English

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
What to do with a degree in English
Sample of Occupations
English Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

In addition to being inherently pleasurable and intellectually exciting, a major or minor in English will help you develop important skills. English students learn how to read carefully and closely, write skillfully and stylishly, and argue analytically and critically. These communication skills are in high demand.

Students who major in English are prepared for careers in teaching, law, business, publishing, writing, and administration. Among our graduates are scientists, businessmen and women, professors, lawyers, filmmakers, television producers, psychologists, fiction writers and poets, literary agents, and social activists.

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 English 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 an English major at Brandeis.

English 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 an English major at Brandeis.

Year
Company   Title Industry 
 1998  

UGO Networks Inc.

Web Editor Media and Entertainment
 2000 NRI Community Services Outpatient Clinician Counseling and Social Services
 2002 Weber Shandwick Worldwide Print and Online Project Manager Non-Profit
 2003 City of New York / Parks & Recreation Deputy Chief of Staff Government
 2003 MATCH Charter Public High School Special Education Teacher Education- PreKto12
 2003 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Editorial Assistant Publishing and Journalism
 2004 Areotek Technical Recruiter Sales
 2006 Verson Nautical Corporation Systmes Instructor Information Technology
 2007 auctionPAL., Inc Auction Expert Publishing and Journalism

 

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 in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.

Internships 

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

What to Do with a Degree in English  (.pdf)


Sample of Possible Occupations 


  English Web Sites

 

Graduate School Information and Resources