English and Writing Careers and Outcomes

A Houghton degree in English, writing, or communication can open doors to a variety of careers. In a recent survey of graduates, 90 percent of those responding reported being employed in their field or attending graduate school within one year of graduation.

What they’re doing

  • Advertising account executive
  • College professors
  • Editors
  • Feature journalists for an NPR affiliate
  • High school teachers
  • Journalists
  • Librarians
  • Marketing representatives
  • Media manager for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Newspaper editors
  • Politicians
  • Public relations
  • Radio positions
  • Technical writer
  • Television news director
  • Television sports anchor
  • Web designer
  • Youth ministers

Grad Schools Attended

  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Cambridge
  • Catholic University
  • Drew University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Millersville University
  • Ohio University
  • Penn State
  • Regent University
  • Rutgers University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Alaska
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Rochester
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Vermont
  • Wayne State University
  • Wheaton College

100% of English and Writing majors responding to a recent survey reported being employed or in graduate school.

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