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While special knowledge of specific subject matter is necessary for certain occupational settings, not all  employment settings require specialization. Some employers prefer liberal arts graduates who possess broad  liberal skills such as: problem solving, critical thinking, management and administration and communication.  These functional transferable skills combined with specific content knowledge are most useable and  marketable in a broad span of occupational settings.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in English 
  • Master of Arts in English 

Sample Occupations

  • Archivist 
  • Author 
  • Bibliographer 
  • Blogger 
  • Bookkeeper 
  • Columnist 
  • Community  
  • Relations Worker 
  • Copywriter 
  • Creative Writer 
  • Critic 
  • Editor 
  • Film and Video  Editor 
  • Foreign Service  Officer 
  • Freelance Writer Grant Writer 
  • Information  
  • Manager/Scientist 
  • Interpreter/ Translator 
  • Job Analyst 
  • Journalist 
  • Lawyer 
  • Librarian/ Library  Assistant 
  • Lyricist 
  • Magazine Publisher
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Playwright 
  • Poet 
  • Proofreader 
  • Public Relations  Manager
  • Radio/Television  Announcer 
  • Radio/Television  Coordinator 
  • Reporter 
  • Screenwriter 
  • Speech Writer 
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Technical Writer
  • Underwriter

Sample Work Settings

  • Advertising Agencies 
  • Banks 
  • Book Publishers 
  • Broadcast Media/  
  • Radio 
  • Chemical & Drug  
  • Companies 
  • Colleges 
  • Company/ Independent Newsletters 
  • Corporate  
  • Communications  Departments 
  • Educational Institutions 
  • Federal Agencies
  • Financial Institutions
  • Junior Colleges
  • Legal Firms 
  • Libraries 
  • Local School Boards Local & State Government 
  • Magazine Publishers
  • Museums 
  • Newspapers/ Magazines 
  • Philanthropic Foundations 
  • Private Industry &  Business 
  • Public Relations 
  • Departments/  Firms 
  • Public Service  Organizations 
  • Publishing Houses
  • Television/Motion  Pictures 
  • Theater 
  • Trade Publications
  • Travel & Tourism 

Sample Employers

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Bulloch County Schools 
  • Lockheed Martin 
  • Scientific Research  Corporation 
  • Blueprint Management
  • Atlanta MediaWorks
  • LifePlay Productions
  • BULL 
  • Freelance Writer 
  • Language on the Loose
  • Fireshoe Productions 
  • Statesboro Herald
  • The Creative Circus
  • Urban Books 
  • The Koalition 
  • Razorfish 
  • Bespoke Tutoring

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2 bit.ly/focuscareer

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $15

Self Directed Search – $15

https://students.georgiasouthern.edu/career/s tudents/assessments/

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers  (NACE) 

http://www.naceweb.org/salary resources/index.aspx 

Professional Organizations

American Comparative Literature Association

www.acla.org 

Association for Women in Communications

www.womcom.org 

International Labor Communications Association

www.ilcaonline.org 

National Council of Teachers of English

www.ncte.org 

Georgia Southern Student Organization

  • African-American Literary Guild 
  • Debate Team 
  • Neocentric Souls Poetry Troupe

Last updated: 8/1/2022