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English Career & Graduate School Opportunities

  • English alumni
  • Morris students
  • Professor Chrissy Kolaya
  • Professor Janet Schrunk Ericksen
  • Students in theatrical costumes
  • Students at PGLF
  • english students
  • English senior seminar

The English Discipline helps students hone their critical thinking and oral and written communication skills. These skills are in high demand in almost all fields, from marketing communications and technology to human services and education. Employers increasingly seek individuals who can think, communicate, make decisions, and act autonomously in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

UMN Morris English majors have gone on to pursue a variety of careers, evidencing the value and flexibility of the major. For example:

  • Accountant
  • Actor
  • Author
  • Doctor
  • Editor
  • English teacher abroad
  • Graduate student
  • Graphic designer
  • High school teacher
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing and communications director
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Social worker

UMN Morris English majors have gone on to pursue graduate study at many universities, including (among others):

  • Cornell University
  • Indiana University
  • North Dakota State University
  • Notre Dame University
  • Penn State University
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • West Virginia University