Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Career Information

Careers for English/Creative Writing Majors

Our recent alumni career panel was a great success! Thank you to our panelists. Students, if you would like to find out more about our featured speakers and/or if you would like to make contact with them or with other members of our alumni mentoring network, please contact us at

For general career planning, feel free to come by the advising office for help. 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.