English

The English major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Talent for writing.
  • Ability to persuade others through the use of the written and spoken word.
  • Superior presentation skills.
  • Advanced communication and observation skills.
  • Editing, proofreading, and grammar skills.
  • Capability to express oneself creatively.
  • Competent speech writing and extemporaneous public speaking ability.
  • Critical eye for the written and spoken word. 
     
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Actor
Advertising Account Representative
Author
Banking Trainee
Business Writer
Campaign Manager
Career Counselor
Copywriter
Correspondent
Critic
Editor
Fact Checker
Guidance Counselor
Journalist
Lawyer
Librarian
Lobbyist
Lyricist
Management Trainee
Marketing
Media Specialist
Newscaster
Paralegal
Personnel Representative
Pharmaceutical Sales
Playwright
Poet
Production Assistant
Professor
Publishing
Public Relations Specialist
Radio Personality
Reader
Reporter
Research Assistant
Sales
Speech Writer
Special Events Planner
Teacher
Technical Writer

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For further information, please contact:

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni: careercounselor@adelphi.edu
Employers: employerservices@adelphi.edu

Department of English
p – 516.877.4020

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