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   The English Major: This major introduces students to the study of English, American, and Anglophone literature. English provides you with skills for a variety of positions in business, research organizations, educational settings, publishing companies, financial institutions, and in the cultural, entertainment, communications and health care industries. English majors very often seek out careers in publishing, public relations, advertising, media or teaching. Occupations to be considered are copywriter, columnist, commentator, critic, editor, production assistant, public relations representative, reporter, correspondent, technical writer or writer/author. English as a major is versatile and helps develop skills useful anywhere.

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   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with an English degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark students with a degree in English.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

  • Abstract Writer
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Bibliographer
  • Continuity Writer
  • Copy Editor
  • Corporate Communications Specialist
  • Editor
  • Grant Writer
  • Indexer
  • Lexicographer
  • Manuscript Reader
  • Newspaper/Magazine Journalist
  • Proofreader
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Screenwriter
  • Script Writer
  • Speech Writer
  • Writer/Author
  • Writing Center Director
  • Consumer Affairs Investigator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • English/Literature Professor
  • Fund-raiser
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Media Planner
  • Policy and Procedures Analyst
  • Press Secretary, Government
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Screen/Television Script Writer
  • Teacher, Social Studies Technical
  • Writer/Communicator

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • EMCORE Corporation
  • Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc.
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Seventeen Magazine
  • Fox News Channel
  • City of New York - Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Country Inns Magazine
  • Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc.
  • US Magazine
  • Los Angeles Times
  • YM Magazine
  • Wall Street Journal
  • American Geographical Society
  • Sports Illustrated
  • National Book Foundation
  • Pearson Education
  • Spotlight Magazine
  • Women's Day Magazine
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