We asked the class of 2007 to let us know what career paths they were following upon graduating from our program. Their responses illustrate well the flexibility a major in English gives when choosing a profession. We wish each one of our alumni good luck on their diverse endeavors.
I will be reading screenplays and then writing the “coverage” to share in meetings. Essentially, what this task entails is writing an annotated bibliography for a screenplay … I will be studying for my MFA in creative writing at Arizona State … I have an editorial position at Random House … I got a job as a Junior Publicist in a local public relations firm … While my long term career goals remain rather vague and up in the air, I will be going to USC for the Master of Professional Writing in the fall to take classes in Screenwriting, Non-Fiction, and Poetry. I guess “Freelance Writer” or “Screenwriter” would be your best bet for me, if not “Starving Artist” … I am currently working at the Lincoln Theatre as marketing coordinator/project manager, helping to develop the Lincoln as a multicultural performing arts venue through outreach to the community and diverse programming … Paralegal, then law school … Right now I am teaching summer school science to elementary school kids (it was the only opening). I also started my masters degree in elementary ed at UMBC. I hope to language arts at some point in the future. I am already learning how an English degree makes a fabulous precursor to teaching … I will be attending the Boston University School of Law with an intended concentration on intellectual property … I’m currently doing Development work for a non-profit organization in New York dealing with international human rights related to gender and sexuality, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. After getting a little bit of experience in the non-profit world and in New York, I intend to enter a Ph.D. Program in English / Cultural Studies within several years … I am currently employed full-time as a Research Analyst for Kelton Research, a market research firm in DC … I am planning on going to graduate school in the fall at Columbia as part of their Masters in Social Work program working to get my MSW so that I can delve into the field of private practice therapy … I will begin working for the Kennedy Center as a Program Assistant, Community Partnerships … I am currently in my third week of graduate school at NYU working towards a Masters of Arts in English Education. I begin student teaching English at local public schools in the fall … I am now working as an Account Executive at a Public Affairs firm here in DC. This is surprisingly one of the most writing and research intensive jobs I’ve ever had … I am a writer at a consulting firm that specializes in predicting future consumer trends. My title is writer and futurist … Law school in the Fall of 2008 … I’m now working as an Editorial Assistant at the City Paper … I’m fundraising for the MS Society here in DC … I’ve accepted a position as a 2007 Corps Member with Teach For America in New York City. I will be teaching 7th and 8th grade English at a public school in Brooklyn for the next two years … I teach high school English in New Orleans … I will be going on to Washington College of Law at American University and I plan on concentrating in Sports & Entertainment Law … I’ll be landing in Santiago, Chile to teach English to a group of high schoolers. It’s through a program called English Opens Doors, sponsored by the Chilean Ministry of Education (the MINEDUC). It should be very exciting, though it’s my first time teaching … I am working full time as a paralegal at an appellate services firm called the Lex Group. I plan on taking the LSAT soon and would like to attend law school … I am currently the Director of Administration for John McCain’s presidential campaign … I’m moving to Spain at the end of the summer to teach English for a while … I am doing public and political advocacy for National Service at an organization called ServeNext, which I co-founded … After traveling to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam in August, I plan to look for an editorial position here in DC. I’d love to work some place like National Geographic, but I might also return to Thompson Publishing Group, a company I interned with while a student at GW. But in all honesty, I’m not really looking for an editorial career; it’s mostly just to earn money while I try to write and publish a novel … My post GW plan is to attend Santa Clara law school in the fall … Teach for America! I’ll be teaching 7 and 8th grade English in Palestine/Wheatley, Arkansas, in the Mississippi Delta region … In the fall I am going for my Master’s in Library Science with a concentration in manuscripts and archives at Drexel University.