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Careers and Outcomes

Undergraduate students in English develop the reading, writing, and analytical skills desired by most employers. As a result, the English B.A. degree is excellent preparation for a number of career opportunities. Many of our alumni have fulfilling careers in areas such as academics, public relations, library science, and publishing. And there are many more fields that desire the skill set and talent of our English majors.

We are proud to recognize English majors who have achieved success both inside and outside the classroom. Please visit the Career Preparation, Alumni News, and Student Achievements links (also left) to see for yourself what you can do with an English degree from Monmouth.

For advising/mentoring on graduate study in creative writing and careers in creative writing and publishing, contact: Alena Graedon.

Alena Graedon, M.F.A. Interim MFA Program Director, English

Alena Graedon, M.F.A.

Associate Professor;
Graduate Faculty


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For advising/mentoring on graduate study in professional writing, rhetoric, and composition and careers in professional writing, contact: Patrick Love.

Patrick Love, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor;
Interim Director of First Year Composition, Spring 2024;
Graduate Faculty


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For advising/mentoring on graduate study in English literature and careers in academics, library science, government, and diverse other fields that hire English majors, contact: Kristin Bluemel.

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Kristin Bluemel, Ph.D.

Interim Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences;
Professor of English;
Wayne D. McMurray and Helen Bennett Endowed Chair in the Humanities;
Graduate Faculty

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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For assistance in procuring internships and satisfying MU’s Experiential Education requirement, speak to your academic advisor or contact: J.P. Hanly

John P. Hanly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Department Chair;
Graduate Faculty


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For career development resources and additional advising and information about potential internships, contact: Mariagrazia Buttitta.

Mariagrazia Buttitta

Career Coach

Career Development

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