One major, endless possibilities:
Are you interested in literature and language, in thinking about how texts work, what they mean, and how they change attitudes, ideas, and beliefs? Do you want to improve your own skill in writing texts that engage and change the attitudes, ideas, and beliefs of others? Then you will be interested in this program. Study the complete spectrum of English, from Old English to contemporary Canadian, American, and world literature, from Beowulf to blogs! The English program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers certificates in creative writing and in writing and rhetoric.
For more information, visit the Department of English website.
Skills You Will Develop
What are the Career Possibilities?
- Copy Editor
- Screen Writer
- Comic Book Author
- Editorial Assistant
- Fiction Book Author
- Advertising Copywriter
- Community Manager
- Educational Program Specialist
- Communications Assistant
- Literary Agent
- Event Planner
- SEO Content Writer
- Travel Writer
- Freelance Writer
- Career Advisor
- News Editor
- Public Relations Specialist
- Technical Writer
Potential Work Environments
You can advance your career in any work environment because you can build skills, gain experience and develop networks in a variety of settings, and locations. What if you are unable to land a position in your preferred career in your work place of choice? What else could you do and where could you add value to your potential career? You need not always aim for big corporations or government departments. Consider working in small to medium business and non-profit organizations. Your experience may help you get a clearer view of your preferred future, and along the way you are likely to acquire some interesting experience.
- Arts and Culture
- Public Relations
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Occupational & Career Information
Whether you know what you want to do or you haven't yet made up your mind, you should take action to increase the odds of making choices that will benefit you. To help you get started, click the link below to learn about your "dream" career and other careers you may want to consider. Who knows, while exploring these resources you may broaden your knowledge about what's out there and open the door to other career possibilities. What you'll notice is that there is no one plan rather a range of options.