English majors learn to synthesize information and to present their ideas and opinions skillfully. They find employment in fields where the sophisticated use of language is necessary for advancement. Many graduates go on to postgraduate study, not only in writing, film studies and literature, but in medicine, law, education, journalism and business. In today’s job market, as job titles and responsibilities shift constantly, English majors have an advantage because they are used to analyzing situations critically and communicating the results effectively.

Job choices for English majors go beyond the obvious options of teaching, attending graduate school, or becoming a writer, because graduates also excel in many other areas. English majors have learned how to write, analyze material, and communicate effectively, so they work in many different fields, including broadcasting, sales and marketing, management, government and entertainment.


Denver Writing Project

Get in while you can! Registration open for the following:

  • Teachers: https://clas.ucdenver.edu/denverwritingproject/summer-institute The Invitational Summer Institute (ENGL 5110) is a 3-week, intensive program where teachers of writing K-16 work as a community to improve their personal writing and writing instruction. The 2018 Summer Institute Guest Authors (2019 Guest Authors TBA) Nicole Piasecki. Nicole Piasecki is a creative nonfiction writer and scholar. She teaches undergraduate writing at the University of Colorado Denver and facilitates community writing workshops throughout the United States.

  • The Advanced Institute: https://clas.ucdenver.edu/denverwritingproject/advanced-institute The Advanced Institute is a 1-week program where teachers of writing K-16 work in a community on writing and writing instruction with an emphasis on developing teacher leadership. The DWP will provide a certificate for completion of 35 hours of professional development. You have the option to enroll for 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for an additional cost of $100.

  • The National Writing Project: https://clas.ucdenver.edu/denverwritingproject/technology-institute-digital-literacy The Technology Institute is also a 1-week program where teachers of writing K-16 work in a maker-space-like environment on writing and writing instruction with an emphasis on developing the use of a particular technology of your choosing in the classroom. The National Writing Project (NWP) is a nationwide network of educators working together to improve the teaching of writing in the nation's schools and in other settings.

If you are interested in joining any of our working groups, please contact Cathy Casper, and she will connect you with the group leader. We can always use more help creating impactful opportunities for students and teachers. For more information, you can also go to DWP Website.