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Department of English
What can I do with an English degree?


Anton DiSclafani

Anton DiSclafani

Alumni Writer-in-Residence

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Searching for a career after all of the fun of your undergraduate experience can be daunting. Luckily, a degree in English provides a flexible, marketable preparation for employment in a variety of positions. Employers everywhere are searching for students with the skills you will have gained in your English studies at Auburn.

Potential careers include:

  • Writer
  • Marketing director
  • Editor
  • Advertising executive
  • Technical writer
  • Social media coordinator
  • Communications specialist
  • Attorney
  • Teacher
  • Clergy
  • Copywriter
  • Author
  • Advertising executive
  • Journalist



An internship allows you to apply the reading, writing, analysis, and research skills developed in the English program to the workplace while receiving supervision for performing job-related tasks. The practical experience and networking skills you can gain through an internship will prove invaluable as you seek employment following your college career.

With the approval of the coordinator of undergraduate studies and under the supervision of an English faculty member, you can arrange to complete an internship in English studies at a cooperating agency, business, school, or other suitable place of employment. Submit an internship form to the coordinator of undergraduate studies by no later than 10 days prior to the semester before the internship is to take place.

For help with your résumé, internship/job placement, or general career advice, contact:

CLA Office of Career Services
308 Tichenor Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Phone 334-844-4026

Make an career advising appointment through Advise Assist.


Other Undergraduate Career Resources

On the Web

  • Adjunct Nation:  Lists part-time/adjunct teaching positions at the college and university level.
  • Council for American Private Education:  Job resource for positions at private schools.
  •  Provides job listings for journalists, including academic and government positions.
  •  Lists media jobs and freelance opportunities.
  • Teach for America:  Recruits recent college graduates and other professionals to teach in rural and urban areas, with the mission to eliminate educational inequality in low-income areas.
  •  Freelance and permanent jobs in writing, editing, and publishing.

Career Guides in Print

Graduate and Professional School Resources

  • Auburn University Graduate School:  Explore graduate programs at Auburn University.
  •  Helps prospective graduate students find graduate programs by field and location.
  •  Discusses how to choose a graduate program, financing graduate school, and admissions processes.
  • Law School Admission Council:  Learn about law school programs and the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
  • U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools:  Ranks graduate programs at U.S. universities.


Anton DiSclafani

Anton DiSclafani

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies