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Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • advertising agent
  • author/poet/playwright
  • communications officer
  • copy writer/editor
  • digital media specialist
  • editor/editorial assistant
  • educational software developer
  • event planner/fundraiser
  • grant writer/administrator
  • journalist/reporter
  • lawyer
  • librarian
  • literacy program coordinator
  • manuscript reader
  • marketing manager
  • program/group facilitator
  • project coordinator
  • public relations specialist
  • publisher
  • radio producer
  • scriptwriter
  • social worker
  • teacher/ESL instructor
  • technical writer
  • terminologist
  • tourism consultant

Sample Industries / Types of Employers

  • advertising agencies
  • business and professional services
  • educational institutions
  • government
  • law firms
  • libraries/museums/archives
  • media organizations
  • non-profit organizations
  • public relations firms
  • publishing companies
  • research/marketing firms
  • telecommunications firms
  • theatre/entertainment companies

Laurier Grads are Successful

Laurier Graduate Survey Results (2019)

Respondents from the Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

20 English Graduates:

  • Employed: 29.4%
  • Pursuing Further Education: 70.6%

Sample Jobs within the First Year After Graduation

  • employment services specialist
  • executive assistant
  • library assistant
  • supply teacher

Sample Further Education Programs within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s degree: English, Liberal Arts, Education.
  • College program: Human Resources, Marketing.
  • Bachelor’s degree: Education.

Careers of Alumni Two-Five Years After Graduation

  • digital marketing specialist
  • director of content marketing
  • editor/reporter
  • human resources generalist
  • publishing sales representative
  • supervising editor
  • teacher

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

At Laurier, develop these competencies through both curricular and co-curricular opportunities to help you achieve your goals for the future.

Functional Knowledge

  • Gain an awareness of how language and literature shape different cultures and societies to articulate the major themes of human experience over time.
  • Understand social, cultural and political perspectives on literature and the act of writing in a range of genres, authors and historical periods.
  • Engage with complex concepts and narratives.
  • Analyze, interpret, structure and edit written materials and information in print and digital formats.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration & Teamwork

  • Plan, lead and contribute to a research project or group, from conception to completion.
  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and contributing, leading, teaching, motivating and/or encouraging others for team success.
  • Oversee, lead and/or contribute to a project including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour and an understanding of individual perspectives and diversity.


  • Understand the relationship between information and its presentation, audience, time, place and purpose.
  • Use language to communicate ideas, information and opinions clearly, concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Probe for information by asking questions and listening, and engage in constructive conversations.
  • Prepare interesting and informative reports and presentations for diverse audiences using current technology.

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving 

  • Problem solve and make well-reasoned decisions, both individually and with others, and think creatively in order to identify and argue all sides of an issue.
  • Identify and access a wide range of relevant information and resources.
  • Learn, understand and critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities, meet deadlines and manage time, data and resources.
  • Analyze and evaluate data to discuss, support and/or question ideas, opinions, reports, theories and proposals.