By studying literature, English majors develop skills that are valued in every profession – the ability to analyze, interpret, synthesize, write and explain complex information in clear, concise and thoughtful way. Our graduates go on to successful careers in a wide range of industries, and have pursued advanced degrees in areas such as English, Education, and Creative Writing at institutions including Brooklyn College, Columbia University, Lesley University, Seattle University, Seton Hall and Hofstra University.
Of those 2011-12 alumni who responded to a survey, 92 percent of English majors reported being employed or pursuing graduate studies. They reported an average annual income of $33,455.
Graduates of the Class of 2012 reported getting positions at the following companies within six months of graduation:
- Macmillan Higher Education
- New York State Democratic Committee
- Bedford/St. Martin’s Press
- Barnes & Noble
Examples of Industries Where Hofstra Alumni are Currently Working
- Public Relations
- Broadcast Media
- Government (state and federal)
Information about various careers available to English majors is available in the Occupational Outlook Handbook, in categories such as Writers and Authors; Editors; and Advertising, Public Relations and Related Services.
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