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What Can You Do with an English/CW Degree?
Job Hunting and Networking
Paths to Skills and Experience
The U of I English Major’s Guide to Getting Countless Job Offers
The English/CW Major’s Quick Guide to Resumes and Job Letters
The English/CW Major’s Guide to Writing Cold Emails
The English/CW Major’s Guide to Career Fairs
Four Years to a Job: A Career Planning Timeline
Freshman Year: Establishing a Foundation
Sophomore Year: Exploring Options
Junior Year: Gaining Experience
Senior Year: Getting Real
Guest Post: Gaining Valuable Experience in Legal Writing
Alumni Profile: Eli Chen, NPR Science Reporter
Alumni Profile: Beth Cohon, video editor for Teak
Sara Colombo, Director of Business Development, Jellyvision
Alumni Profile: Heather Gernenz, Publicity Manager at the University of Illinois Press
Alumni Profile: Keena Griffin, Admission Counselor, Concordia University
Alumni Profile: Steve Haruch, independent journalist and filmmaker
Using Your Creativity after College: Will Hubbs, Data Researcher (Guest Post)
Alumni Profile: Dan Klen, Assistant Scientific Editor for the Illinois State Geological Survey
Kelly McEathron, Management Trainee at Cintas
Alumni Profile: Austin Millet, Project Operations Coordinator for VelocityEHS
Alumni Profile: Nicole Moore, QA Specialist, Pixo
Alumni Profile: Katie O’Brian, Children’s Librarian
Alumni Profile: Brad Petersen, Director of Communications for LAS
Carly Smith, Assistant Editor, Reverb.com
Resources for International Students
Alternative Pathways to Teaching Certification
Career Resources for Creative Writing Majors
Department of English Alumni Mentoring Network
Alumni Mentoring: Students
Alumni Mentoring: Alumni
English/CW Major Skills
How Does Majoring in English/CW Teach You to Communicate?
How Does Majoring In English/CW Teach You to Make Decisions and Solve Problems?
How Does Majoring In English/CW Teach You to Work with Others?
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Literature BA –> ?
Content Strategy! (Or, as we used to call it…writing. For money.)