Resources for exploring yourself, your major, and possible occupations:
Pathway U: Got 25-30 minutes? Why not use that time to explore your values, interests, personality, and workplace preferences? Exploring yourself and what you value in life can be so helpful for finding potential occupations. Pathway U uses your answers as well as scientific algorithms to give a nice, long list of occupations that you might enjoy. For best results, discuss Pathway U with a Career Counselor or Advisor!
The Balance – Best Jobs for Graduates with an English Degree: Love English, writing, and literature, but aren’t quite sure what to do with it when you graduate? Fear not! Majoring in anything that has to do with writing, reading, and thinking prepares you for a ton of positions after college. This resource lists many of the skills you will come away with when you graduate and provides information on the more popular potential positions for English and related majors.
The Career Linguist: This is an awesome resource for wannabe linguistics students! Find out about all the different things that you can do with a linguistics major, get advice on starting your career as a linguist, read about how others have leveraged their degrees and their careers, and more.
35 Awesome Jobs for English Majors: This article provides blunt yet helpful information on careers that you might think of automatically when you think of an English major, as well as others that might surprise you! The author also provides ideas on how to break into certain industries and positions that relate to English.
What Can I Do With This Major?: Unsure what careers you can do with your major? Or even just exploring different major possibilities? Then this will be a great resource for you. What Can I Do with This Major breaks each major down by industries/fields, providing you with tons of ideas and occupations to explore. At the bottom of each major page, you’ll find resources including industry-specific professional associations, alternative job search engines, and further resources on exploring occupations.
My Next Move: Whether you know what you want to do or are still exploring, My Next Move can be a useful too regardless of where you are in your search for a career. Explore industries, take the My Next Move Interest Profiler, or enter keywords to discover occupations that interest you.
Resources for English Majors: Dr. Leanne Maunu, an English professor at Palomar College, compiled this list of helpful resources for English majors (some of which are already listed above, but there are also some awesome new resources!).
Career Planning for English Majors – University of Iowa: This is a super neat resource that dives into what other industries you can break into with your skills as an English major. Additionally, this article provides some guidelines and tips on what you can be doing each year of your college experience to get closer to your post-graduate goals.