Career Opportunities for English

English Jobs

Recent graduates of Penn State Behrend’s English program are employed by: Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania, National Fuel, Erie Insurance, Erie Art Museum, Gannon University, Mercyhurst College, Rodale Press and Erie Times-News.
Many graduates have also entered professional programs in law or medicine, or pursued advanced degrees in English and other disciplines. Several of our graduates teach English at the junior-high or high-school levels or work in the private sector for insurance companies, research institutions, corporations, and real estate firms.

English majors have also entered graduate programs at Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Penn State University, State University of New York at Buffalo, Syracuse University, University of Northern Iowa, and West Virginia University.

Career Planning

The Academic and Career Planning Center (ACPC) assists students with career and life planning. You may schedule appointments with the ACPC staff to discuss career interests, skills, values, and goal setting, as well as how to find career information, internships, full-time jobs, and graduate schools. Students are encouraged to utilize the services of the ACPC.