Whether you hope to write the next great novel, continue with advanced studies, teach others the craft, or bring your critical thinking skills to the business world, English studies at Lawrence offer an open book of opportunities. 

By working closely with distinguished faculty, learning from visiting writers, exploring diverse thought in literature, and going deep with your self-designed independent Senior Experience, you’ll have the skills to pursue your biggest career goals.

Lawrentians can go on to pursue careers in journalism, library science, education (ESL, secondary, higher ed), social media management, public relations, marketing, nonprofit advocacy, government, filmmaking, and writing and consulting.

They can also earn advanced degrees in creative writing, English, literature, law, business administration, public policy, medicine, museum and/or library science.

Educational Outcomes

Recent English graduates have gone on to pursue graduate and professional school programs that include:

  • Hamline University, Creative Writing, M.A.
  • Marquette University - Law School, Law School, J.D.
  • New York University, Music Performance, M.M.
  • Stockholm Business School, Marketing, M.A.
  • University of Edinburgh, Comparative Literature, M.A.

Employment Outcomes

Recent English graduates have pursued full-time employment in roles that include:

  • Attorney Development Assistant, Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Author
  • Production Editor, Sequoia Children's Publishing
  • Teacher, Appleton Area School District
  • English Language Assistant, Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)
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