With their versatile skills grounded in sharp writing and clear-eyed analysis, English majors and minors go into a variety of careers after they graduate. A degree in English offers a broad set of career options, including fulfilling work in fields such as education, management, business operations, media, finance, law, arts, entertainment, sales, sports, and health care, among others. Career services offers current listings of jobs and internships in arts, media, and communications.
How Literary Reading and Expository Writing Helped Corts become a Successful Entrepreneur
Jasmine Johnson was advised by practicing attorneys to become an English major, and it was perfect for her.
A background in English has been a key to this CEO’s competitive edge.
Dickey says the ability to communicate well leads to success, and it’s a skill he says he got from his time spent as an English major at The University of Tennessee.
“English is making you a better writer and making you a better person in the world that thinks critically about things”
Dr. Leigh Ball uses her English degree to improve patient care.
Sarah Rainey uses skills she learned in her English courses to thrive in different business sectors.
“Attorneys are storytellers”: Smith shares four ways English is an advantageous precursor to law and education
In the links above, we caught up with a few of our alumni, who tell us about their paths after their studies in English here at Tennessee. Their stories are among those of thousands of English Vol graduates who have gone on to rewarding careers in various avenues of life.