Careers Ideas for Every Passion | Career Ideas for Every Major and Minor | Alum Career Paths

Welcome to opportunity.

When you choose to pursue a degree in English, linguistics, or a foreign language, that’s precisely what you’re going to get: opportunity, and plenty of it. Whatever your motivation for majoring, your career path options are more expansive and more exciting than ever.

Whether you aspire to teach in US schools, teach English abroad, apply to a graduate program, attend medical school or law school, seek a job in the publishing industry, work abroad, help make the United States more inclusive, or put your critical thinking and communication skills to work in one of countless other possible fields, the School of Language and Literature at UCA is the perfect place for you to be. The best part? You can test out options while you’re still in school, with our internship program.

Standout Careers for Every Passion

Careers with Social Impact

Social Services and Nonprofits:

  • Grant Writer
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Counselor
  • Program Director
  • Nonprofit Communications Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Career Counselor
  • Coordinator for Services
  • NGO Founder
  • Community Engagement Specialist
  • Victim Advocate
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Addiction Recovery Coach
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Community Activist

Law & Social Justice:

  • Paralegal
  • Legal Aid Worker
  • Compliance Investigator
  • Legal Researcher
  • Legal Compliance Analyst
  • Victim Advocate
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Technology Specialist
  • Legal Writer
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist/Mediator
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Intellectual Property Consultant
  • Judge
  • Attorney
  • Court Reporter

International Affairs & Public Policy:

  • Legislative Aide
  • Fundraiser
  • Research Associate
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Election Official
  • Policy Analyst
  • Spokesperson
  • Public Policy Consultant
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • International Development Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Politician
  • Government Communication Specialist


  • Tutoring Center Director
  • Writing Instructor
  • Librarian/Archivist
  • Educational Outreach Coordinator
  • Instructional Designer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Education Technology Specialist
  • Community Educational Programming Manager
  • University Academic Advisor
  • Student Affairs Specialist
  • Writing Center Director
  • School Administrator
  • K-12 Teacher
  • English Professor

Careers in Arts, Communication & Technology

Authorship, Journalism, and Publishing:

  • Copyeditor
  • Fact Checker
  • Blogger
  • Digital Content Editor
  • Reporter
  • Nonfiction author
  • Journalist (Sports/Science/Political)
  • Literary Agent
  • Author of fiction, poetry, or drama
  • Scriptwriter
  • Print Editor
  • Critic
  • Editor
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Permissions Manager
  • Travel Writer
  • Podcast Producer

Communication, Entertainment, and Media:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Publicist
  • Entertainment Journalist
  • Media Buyer
  • Event Production Coordinator
  • Critic
  • Actor
  • Casting Director
  • Music Supervisor
  • Producer
  • Entertainment Lawyer


  • Digital Content Producer
  • Production Manager
  • Market Communications Manager

Careers with Corporate Impact


  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Sales Representative
  • Recruiter
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Solutions Architect
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
  • Risk Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Human Resources Director

Marketing and Advertising:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Content Strategist
  • Social Media Planner
  • Email Marketing Manager
  • Copywriter
  • Brand Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Designer
  • Advertising Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Event Planner

Science and Healthcare Careers

Fulfilling and Lucrative Careers for Every Area

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What our Alums Say

“People forget this is an excellent major to have going into law school! Although certain aspects weren’t incredibly applicable to everything that is law school, it tremendously helped in my ability to read large quantities and comprehend bigger picture things. Reading, analyzing, and applying concepts is something that an English major greatly helped me with going into law school!! Also having open discussions in class constantly that sort of pushed me to apply and speak in class helped do that in class now.”

– Kelsey Broaddrick, BA in English graduate 2017