Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Career Information

Careers for English/Creative Writing Majors


Wednesday, October 22

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

EB 108

Come hear from English department alums about how they have put to good use the skills gained through undergraduate work in the humanities. Between them, our panelists have experience in the following areas, and more:

  • Human resources
  • Employee development and training
  • Library administration
  • Archiving
  • Information management
  • Publishing
  • Editing
  • Event planning
  • Public relations
  • Technology


Please come by the advising office for help in career planning. Additionally, stop by the Career Center at 715 S. Wright Street.

Are you looking for a job or internship?

Check out the Career Center's Recommended Job & Internship Resources or find out more about the English Department Internship Program.

Would you like to earn course credit in conjunction with an outside internship?

Factsheet for BTW 290 by Bruce Erickson, Director of the Program in Professional Writing

Would you like to get career advice from successful English department alumni?

Consider joining the Alumni Mentoring Network, an email network of English department alumni who have agreed to correspond with current undergraduates engaging in professional development. Join the network to learn more about the many ways in which English and Creative Writing degrees can be put to good use.

Please remember that career planning is a process: the sooner you start, the better! If you need help, please see an English department advisor.