What’s next after you earn your English degree or certificate from Temple University? Graduates have a lot of options. So, make your declaration and apply to Temple after you come visit us and find out what a College of Liberal Arts English degree is all about. Need more info? Familiarize yourself with our application deadlines and transfer policies.
What Can I Do with an English Degree?
Take your pick! Employers look for creative people with critical-thinking skills. Temple’s English bachelor’s degree—with its emphasis on both creative and critical scholarship—prepares students for success in careers in the academic, corporate and nonprofit sectors and beyond. From mayoral campaigns to musicology, recent Temple grads are putting their English degrees to work in many careers and fields.
What Can I Do with an Undergraduate Degree in Creative Writing?
Employers look for people who can think both critically and creatively. Temple’s English bachelor’s degree—with its emphasis on both creative and critical scholarship and the option of a creative writing concentration—prepares students to succeed in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, in academic professions and in entrepreneurial endeavors.
From mayoral campaigns to musicology, recent Temple grads are putting their English degrees to work in a variety of fields and careers, especially those that involve writing or editing—whether the subject matter is an advertising campaign, an essay, a grant proposal, a legal document or a website. English majors also find non-writing and editing careers in fields that include business, education, government, law, librarianship, marketing and social services.
The Department of English has a well-established internship program and offers students a wealth of opportunities to work in the real world even before graduation. They’re kept up to date on exciting internship opportunities by a popular career seminar. Recently, English majors have secured internships in organizations across several industries:
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Wilma Theater
- Philadelphia Magazine
- US Department of Labor
- Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
- American Cancer Society
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