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.

Examples of recent employers

  • Condé Nast
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • USA Today
  • National Gallery of Art
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Examples of recent graduate programs

  • Iowa Writer's Workshop
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
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