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What is English? Related Career Titles
Related Major Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Resources Links UNCW Dept. of English

What is English?

Students in English can choose from an exciting variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in such areas as American, British, and world literature; the English language and linguistics; professional writing, including technical writing, business writing, and journalism; expository writing, rhetoric, and composition; and teacher training. It is knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Related Career Titles

Account Executive Editor, Film/Video Literary Agent
Actor/Actress Editor, Magazine Loan Officer
Administrative Assistant Editor, News Lobbyist
Administrator Editor, Newspaper Magazine Writer
Advertising Copywriter Editor, Publications Management Trainee
Analyst Editor, Publications Manuscript Reader
Artist Editor, Writer Market Research
Analyst Editorial Assistant Marketing Specialist
Attorney Education & Training Marketing Writer
Author - Fiction Non-Fiction Educational Program Specialist Mass Media
Assistant Scientific Writer Entertainment Agent Media Planner
Bank Officer Fashion Merchandiser Medical Records
Biographer Foreign Correspondent Narrator
Book Critic Freelance Writer/Consultant Novelist
Business Manager Fundraiser Paralegal
Circulation Assistant Greeting Card Writer Paralegal Assistant
City Manager Hearing Officer Personnel Manager
College Professor Hotel & Motel Manager Playwright
Columnist/Commentator Human Resource Specialist Poet
Comedy Writer Human Service Practitioner Politician
Communications Manager Humorist/Comedian Probation and Parole Officer
Congressional Aide Information Abstractor Product Manager
Copywriter Insurance Agent Program Manager
Corrective Therapist Interior Designer Proofreader
Creative Writer Interpreter & Translator Property Manager
Critic, Art/Book Investment Counselor/Manager Public Administrator
Crossword Puzzle Journalist Public Relations Specialist
Curator Labor Relations Specialist Public Speaker
Customer Service Lawyer Publicity Assistant
Desktop Publisher Legal Assistant Publisher
Director Librarian Publishing Assistant
Radio-TV Commentator Sales Representative Special Events Coordinator
Radio-TV Newscaster Sales/Service Manager Speech Writer
Reading Consultant Script Reader Sports Writer
Reporter Singer/Voice Stockbroker
Research Assistant Teacher Talent Agent
Researcher/Pollster Social Welfare Examiner Teacher (all levels)
Retail Sales Social Worker ESL Teacher
Technical Consultant Translator Writer
Technical Writer Underwriter Documentation Specialist
Training Specialist Video Scriptwriter/Producer

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Related Major Skills

Influencing and persuading Presenting alternative view points
Clarifying ideas Making oral presentations
Problem solving Developing hypotheses
Comparing interpretations Summarizing ideas
Thinking independently Editing skills
Creative writing Oral and written communication skills

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Job & Internship Search Links

Handshake -- UNCW's Online Job & Career Portal

Job Search Resources

The Write Jobs

Online journal and job site for higher education


TV Jobs: Broadcast Employment Services

Advertising and Media Jobs Page

Journalism NOW


Career Planning Links

Candid Career Videos

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

NC Tower

Careers for English Majors (PDF)

Careers in English (from Villanova web site)

Professional Association Links

Magazine Publishers of America

National Newspaper Publishing Association

Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network

Association of American Publishers

Association of Directory of Publishers

Investigative Reporters & Editors

Miscellaneous Resources

City and Regional Magazine Publishers

Educational Paperback Association

International Publishers Association

Book Binders West: Industry Resources

Media Week

Board Game Publishers

Children's Book Publishers

Publishers Weekly

Authorlink: Information Services for Writers, Editors, Literary Agents and Publishers

Creative Freelancers

Selected Publishers (index of sites)

The Ultimate Collection of News Links (5,900+ US & International online newspapers)

Broadcasters: Index of Internet Resources

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