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Career Opportunities

An English major at Whitworth provides a portal into a wide range of careers. The English program equips graduating seniors with strong writing abilities, familiarity with research tools and methods, and critical-thinking skills, which are in high demand in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors of the professional world.

English alums are currently working in the following professions, among others:

  • College professor
  • High-school English teacher
  • Librarian
  • Journalist
  • Magazine editor
  • Technical writer
  • Playwright
  • Ghostwriter for political/university administrators
  • Screenwriter
  • Poet/freelance writer
  • Public-relations and advertising
  • Teacher of English as a second language
  • Grant writer
  • Publisher representative
  • Professional baseball team public-relations director
  • Documentary film producer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Law professor
  • Hospital administrator
  • Urban planner
  • Stand-up comic
  • Peace Corps worker
  • Hollywood cinematographer
  • Movie director
  • Novelist

Graduates of the Whitworth English Department have been accepted at these and many other graduate schools:

  • Arizona State University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Claremont Graduate School
  • Cornell University
  • Dubuque Seminary
  • Gonzaga University
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • McCormick Seminary
  • Oxford University
  • Pacific School of Religion
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Rutgers University
  • S. U. N. Y. Stonybrook
  • San Francisco Theological Seminary
  • Seattle University (MBA program)
  • St. John's College, Durham, England
  • The Johns Hopkins University
  • U. C. Berkeley
  • U. C. Santa Barbara
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maryland
  • Union Theological Seminary
  • University of Montana
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Washington School of Medicine


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