University of Vermont

CAS English Major


Alumni with a degree in English pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in English.


Job Title

Career Industry

Special Education Technician Secondary Education
Record Associate Politics
Clinical Research Coordinator Higher Education/ Medicine
Reporter Journalism
Detective Law Enforcement
Systems Developer I Public Health
Interventionist Social Work
English Teacher Educational Group
Account Executive Public Relations
ACTI/Bridge Program Clinician Higher Education
Med Facilities & Environment Specialist Travel Medicine
Communications Intern Higher Education
School Program Coordinator Dance Education
Mental Health Counselor Counseling
Paralegal Law
Customer Implementation Manager Data Management
Life Insurance Agent Insurance
News Room Assistant (Sports Dept) News
After-school Teacher Early Childhood Education
Educational Support Staff Secondary Education
Communications Assistant Secondary Education
Communications Assistant Secondary Education
Children Program Specialist Social Work
Sales Specialist Adventure Gear
Copy Editor Publishing
Advertising Campaign Coordinator Internet Sales
Marketing Assistant Food and Beverage
Tutor Program Coordinator Higher Education
Administrative Assistant Insurance
Digital Imaging Specialist Transportation
On-line Content Manager Technology
Associate Traffic Manager Marketing


Recent Employers

Vermont Brownie Company Rice University
Allergan Tech Target
CBS Studio City Broadcast Center Perkin- Elmer Corporation
Disney Yelp
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. United States Government
BCK Real Estate Telluride Ski and Golf Company
PC Magazine Long Road Films

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in English

Critical Thinking Skills Leadership and Administration Skills Communication Skills

Ability to simplify complex concepts and extract the root meaning of intricate
Manufacturing logical arguments that challenge and question conventional styles of thinking

Playing devil’s advocate in brainstorm sessions
Ability to edit effectively
Give and receive criticism in a constructive way

Clear communication of ideas and concepts
Persuasive writing and speaking skills
Ability to speak well in public

Research and Investigation Skills Design and Planning Skills Information Management Skills

Gathering information in order to compare and summarize in order to prove theories and solve problems

Directing projects and paying attention to details

Organizing information in order to reveal connections and underlying values

Interpersonal Skills Skills and Assessing Values Specialized Skills

Working in groups to produce larger works
Collaborative writing and researching

Ability to decipher and extract tone and attitude from a greater context
Clarifying positions and values from different points of view

Ability to work in various media and genres
Proficiency in generating appropriate imagery, metaphors, expressions and characters with distinct settings and agendas

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