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Careers in English/Creative Writing

What can I do with an English/Creative Writing major?

To be or not to be…
 
Find jobs in Business, Industry, Media, Publishing, and Government
The Waldorf University English or Creative Writing major prepares students for jobs in all professions where the ability to communicate effectively, read closely and critically, and think and solve problems is valued – that is, in virtually all professions. In fact, at Waldorf you can put these skills to work during an internship.
 
Be a Lawyer
Our majors emphasize instruction in critical thinking, research, and communication. As the Loyola University Chicago Law School writes to pre-law majors: “Law schools prefer students who can think, read, and write well, and who have some understanding of what shapes human experience.” That’s what our students can do!
 
Be a Teacher
Our English Education major offers courses in writing, literary study, and teaching methods for 9th through 12th graders. Put your writing skills and love of reading to work in a classroom, shaping future generations.
 
Be a Doctor or Dentist
Did you know that Medical and Dental schools welcome students with a bachelor’s degree in English or writing? Just pick up the science prerequisites as you work on one of our majors.
 
Go to Graduate School
Waldorf University fully prepares students to enter graduate programs in English or Creative Writing in any institution nationwide. Graduates with MA’s, MFA’s, and PhD’s can then teach at universities, colleges, and community colleges, as well as work in business, industry, and government.
 
Be a Writer
Our Creative Writing major provides a sequence of courses and workshops. Our English major lays the groundwork for writing what really matters.
 
Be an Editor
Along with your coursework, you can work on the staff of The Lobbyist, The Torch, or Waldorf Literary Review. You can also complete your internship at a local or international press.
 
What can’t I do with an English or Creative Writing major?
That is the (real) question!