Programs

A degree in English provides students with skills that are sought after by a wide range of employers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Many students benefit from pursuing their passion for writing and literature during their degree and then translating the practical skills attained at university into other fields. That said, a degree in the liberal arts is not job training in itself; those who achieve the greatest success after pursuing literary studies take care to craft their careers and hone their skills throughout all of their courses, extra-curricular activities, voluntary contributions, and paid work.

The rigorous demands of Brock’s English department ensure that our students develop a slate of skills that are always in demand:

  • original and independent thinking
  • clear and accurate writing
  • persuasive presentations and public speaking
  • sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • media literacy
  • analysis of large quantities of information
  • synthesis of complex ideas for different audiences

Skills like these distinguish our graduates and open doors in fields like these:

  • Advertising writers
  • Archivists
  • Authors
  • Bloggers
  • Book critics
  • Bookseller
  • Content developers
  • College instructors
  • Communications officers
  • Contracts analysts
  • Copywriters
  • Creative writers
  • Curators
  • Document reviewers
  • Editors
  • English teachers abroad
  • ESL┬áteachers
  • Freelance writers
  • Grant writers
  • Journalists
  • Lawyers
  • Librarians
  • Literacy program coordinators
  • Literary agents
  • Magazine writers
  • Media relations officers
  • Novelists
  • Playwrights
  • Poets
  • Policy analysts
  • Professors
  • Proofreaders
  • Public relations officers
  • Publishers
  • Reading specialists
  • Research officers
  • Screenwriters
  • Social media writers
  • Speech writers
  • Teachers
  • Technical writers
  • Video game writers
  • Web editors