A Brief Guide to Life After Graduation
 

What can I do with my English Major?

  • Teaching middle and/or high school
  • Graduate study in literature or writing 
  • Writing (creative, journalistic, technical)
  • Business (sales, marketing)
  • Professional (law, MBA)  

Online resources for careers and job hunting

The internet provides great resources, including data on job and market trends, current job listings, graduate school information, and application/resume advice. Browse the links below.

General career and job topics

Practical Jobs for English Majors... that don't involve 30 adolescent children. Hanover College page for non-teaching jobs.

Career Resources.  General collection of job-related resources on the internet.

Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Government data on job trends and much more, including useful files on how to build your resume and how to survive job interviews.

Career Center. Useful, general resources from U.S. News and World Reports.

Quintessential Careers. A rich site, includes sections on resumes and cover letters.

Top 10 Job Resource Pages on the Net. Selected by Quintessential Careers editors.

The Riley Guide: Job Opportunities and Resources on the Internet.

New York Times Article on job hunting. April 1999, current and very practical advice, with links.

Jobtrak: Job Search Tips. Some practical strategies and useful information.

Jobs with Non-Profit Organizations

Oklahoma Job Link. List of actual job openings, searchable by area.

Secondary teaching resources
 

America's Career Info Net. Want to know what teachers make in Texas or any other state? Want to know how many secondary teaching jobs are open?

Oklahoma Teacher Certification Requirements. 

America's Career Info Net. Want to know what teachers make in Texas or any other state? Want to know how many secondary teaching jobs are open?

Oklahoma Marketplace. Great resource on jobs in Oklahoma; good information on teaching openings, trends.

Quintessential Careers: Teaching Jobs. Includes national and international information and listings.

Graduate school resources
 

Home Pages of American Universities. Need admission/application information?

Rankings of graduate schools. By U.S. News and World Reports.

Graduate Record Examination Home Page.  Request the GRE bulletin (test dates) online and browse sample GRE questions.

GRE Practice Tests.

Careers in writing
 

Writing Jobs. At Writer's Write, "a one-stop resource for professional writers."

American Society of Magazine Editors. Includes a summer intern program for college juniors.

Society for Technical Communication. Very useful resource for technical writing; includes a national, searchable, current list of job openings.

Marketing yourself--resume building and letter writing
 

Guide to Resume Writing. Samples and advice on resumes and cover letters from Job Web.

Resume Writing Center. At Career Mosaic.