What to do with an English or Creative Writing Major

What can you do with your English or Creative Writing major? Here's what some of our recent alumni are doing with theirs...

Writing and Editing

  • Project and Marketing Editor, Energy & Resources Solutions
  • Literary Agent, DeFiore and Company
  • Staff Writer, Tiger Oak Media
  • Manager of Strategic Communications, HealthPartners

Museums and Non-profit Organizations

  • Development and Communications Coordinator, International Institute of Minnesota
  • Immigrant and Refugee Coordinator, Catherine McAuley Center
  • Public Program Assistant, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
  • Director of Development, National Czech and Slovak Museum
  • Director of Community Engagement, Brucemore
  • Membership Director, The Loft Literary Center


  • Law Clerk, Nebraska Supreme Court
  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • Associate at Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman & Guekguezian, L.L.P.

Education and Library Science

  • Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State University Knowledge Commons
  • Language Arts Teacher, Prairie High School
  • Community Educator, Hastings Family Planning

Graduate School and Other Opportunities

In addition to pursuing degrees in law, education, or library science, our graduates are well prepared to undertake graduate work in fields like English, creative writing, comparative literature, or media studies. Our graduates are currently enrolled in M.F.A., M.A., or Ph.D. programs at Emory University and the University of Colorado, Boulder. And in recent years several of our English and Creative Writing majors have also been selected as Fulbright scholars, taking them to places like Bulgaria, Thailand, Turkey, and Germany

Interested in talking with English or Creative Writing alumni? Our faculty members would be happy to put you in touch with someone in your prospective field.