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What Can You Do with an English Degree?

The question is more like what can’t you do with an English degree! Because the English degree from Indiana University Kokomo emphasizes the kind of skills employers are always looking for, it is incredibly versatile and lends itself to all kinds of careers and possibilities. Past English students have gone on to work as: 

  • Technical writers
  • Marketing researchers
  • Web content developers/writers
  • English as a Second Language instructors
  • Advisors
  • Brand strategists
  • Copywriters
  • Editors
  • Journalists
  • Grant writers

It’s important to keep in mind that future employers are not only looking for your GPA and degree; they want to know how you’ve gone out in the real-world and gained experience. A combination of an English degree, internship experience, involvement in student organizations, and even part-time jobs related to your desired field will make you very marketable upon entering the workforce post-graduation!

An English degree also prepares you for furthering your education with graduate study. Many of our English alumni have taught at community colleges, continued on to law school, or begun work in libraries after completing a master’s degree. The opportunities are seemingly endless!

Can you teach with an English degree?

If you are interested in teaching at the high school level, we also work with the School of Education to offer a dual degree program in English/secondary education. In order to teach in secondary school programs, you need a degree in education or a dual major in English and education.

Sound like you? Ready to get started?

If you have questions or just want to chat with someone in our department before getting started, we'd love to hear from you! If you have more questions about possible careers using your English degree, check out what the Career and Accessibility Center has to offer!

Last updated: 08/08/2017