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English majors are accepted to graduate programs across the country in journalism, professional writing, literature, library science, creative writing and law. They find jobs as teachers, reporters, freelance writers, ad managers and writers for public relations firms, as lobbyists, editors, librarians, sports reporters, wedding and special events planners, and insurance underwriters.

English majors are generally desired by employers because they are articulate, write well, are perceptive readers, are effective researchers, and work well with others on collaborative projects and publications.

Teacher Placement

  • 100% pass rate on the Praxis II license exam
  • Five graduates placed in Ohio Public Schools in the last five years
  • Alternative placements in Life Skills Centers and graduate school programs in teaching English as a second language, rhetoric and composition
  • Three students placed in Teach for America in the last seven years
  • Brendan Crowley (Language Arts Education '11), English language teacher, Massachusetts International Academy
  • Nikki Mesker (Language Arts Education '11), tutor, Lebanon (Ohio) Junior High School

Law School

  • Justine Anderson (Literature ’11), Ohio Northern University Law School
  • Brad King (Literature ’09), University of Toledo Law School
  • Phoebe Stroede (Creative Writing ’08), Ohio Northern University Law School
  • Adam Wallace (Professional Writing ’06), Duke University Law School
  • Mark Ciepiel (Professional Writing ’05), Case Western Law School/MBA

Business and Non-Profit Work

  • Rachel Smith (Professional Writing ’10), assistant director of content marketing, Heidelberg University
  • Lydia Bottoni (Literature ’11), executive director, Ohio Art Presenters’ Association
  • Lauren Roberts (Journalism ’11), reporter, Findlay Courier
  • Rachel Paschal (Creative Writing ’11), youth outreach service coordinator, Americorps Vista
  • Maxine Hepner (Creative Writing ’11), video editor, WTV Channel 44 in Lima, Ohio
  • Alan Ohman (Creative Writing ’10), legislative aide, Ohio State Legislature
  • Autumn Steiner (Professional Writing ’09), marketing director, Alloway Corporation
  • Katie Wiederhold (Journalism ’07), copywriter at KAO Brands, Cincinnati
  • Alyson Campbell (Literature ’05), senior account director at Porter Novelli, New York City
  • Scott Wortman (Professional Writing ’04), associate director of media relations, Wake Forest University

Graduate School

  • Merrill Miller (Creative Writing ’11), M.A. in Literature, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Victoria Dickman-Burnett (Literature ’11), M.A. in Literature, Ohio University
  • Carol Wilson (Professional Writing ’11), M.A. in Public History, Indiana University-Purdue University
  • Khaty Xiong (Creative Writing ’11), MFA in Creative Writing, University of Montana
  • Ashley Alexander (Creative Writing ’11), MFA in Creative Writing, Emerson University
  • Andrew Leavitt (Creative Writing ’11), MFA in Creative Writing, Naropa University, Low-Residency
  • Adam Sheets (Professional Writing ’11), MS in Education, Plymouth State University
  • Andrew Merecicky, (Creative Writing ’10), MFA in Creative Writing, UNLV
  • Brian Hohmeier, (Creative Writing ’10), Fuller Seminary
  • Sam Lachey, (Creative Writing ’10), MFA in Creative Writing, Suffolk University
  • Leah Thompson, (Professional Writing ’10), MA in Publishing & Writing, Emerson College
  • Nate Arida, (Creative Writing ’09), MFA in Creative Writing, Witchita State University
  • Stephanie Carr (LAE ’08), M.A. in Urban Teaching, Vanderbilt University