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What Can You Do With A Degree In English?

ENG_lrgYou can do just about anything with a degree in English!

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English is committed to mentoring students as they build the elemental skills that employers want: communications, analysis, problem-solving and resourcefulness.

Flexing His “Mental Muscles”

Will Ritter (English, Folklore, ’06) credits his specialization in folklore with helping him land a job as a literature teacher.    
Mandy Gettler

Language Learning? There’s An App For That

Mandy Gettler (English, Folklore, ’08) has an aptitude for storytelling which helps her work with students on language studies.    

Social Media Maven

Bri Brey (English, ’11) learned, through her degree, how to craft tempting social media posts for her job at the Portland Mercury.

Here’s just a sampling of other interesting jobs our recent alumni have landed:

– Orientation center assistant, Mount Hood Community College

– English teacher in Poland

– Financial adviser, Northwestern Mutual Life

– Manager, Tree of Life

– Vocational rehabilitation assistant, State of Oregon

– Legal assistant, Professional Credit Service

– Technical support engineer, Marketo Incorporated

– Director of brand marketing, Elite Daily

– Marketing consultant, Shoshone News Press

– Elected state representative, State of Oregon

– Arts, culture and music editor, Source Weekly

– Systems and applications administrator,

– Internet marketing researcher, Portent

– Communications specialist, Trellis Growth Partners, LLC

– Marketing and communications manager, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management

– Publishing assistant, MIT Press

– Administrative editor, Lunar Logic

– Sports reporter, Bellevue Reporter

– Recruitment manager, A.S.S. Intercultural Program

– Teacher, Child`s Way Charter School

– Recruiter, Maxim Staffing Solutions

– Literary magazine writer, NewPages

– Director of football operations, University of Montana

– Owner, Aquarium Innovations

– Information specialist, The Write Stuff

– Assistant editor, Peter Lang Publishing

– Development assistant, University of California

– Microcomputer lab manager, University of Oregon

– Intellectual property developer, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc.

– Project manager, Kenco Construction

– Marketing content specialist, Hult Center for the Performing Arts

– Data analyst, Umpqua Bank

– Associate, Elliott Ostrander & Preston

– Teacher, Newberg School District 29JT

– Attorney, Colorado State Public Defender

– Access services technician, University of Oregon Libraries

– Assistant marketing manager, Washington Square

– Public relations manager, The Ulum Group

– Special education, Eugene School District 4J


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