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English majors use analytical approaches to examine language, literature, cultural studies and writing. Critical thinking and analytical skills are developed as one focuses on the comprehension and interpretation of language and expressing one's ideas, both verbally and in written form. Graduates go on to various careers in areas such as journalism, technical writing, advertising copy writing and public relations.

Recent internships include:

919 Marketing
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Literacy Council of Wake County
Wake Education Partnership
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
The Lucy Finch Library at William Peace University
Quail Ridge Books and Music
North Carolina State Archives
North Carolina of History Associates
State Employees Association of North Carolina

Recent employment of English majors:

Support Manager, Community Partnerships
English Teacher, Louisburg High School
Account Manager, 919 Marketing
Learning Center Coordinator, William Peace University
Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, Trinity University
Sales Representative,
Project Coordinator, CIBER, NC
Editor in Chief, The Aynor Journal
Public Information Officer, Roanoke-Chowan Community College
Property Manager, William Douglas Property Management, NC

Recent graduate school acceptances:

North Carolina State University, Master's in English
George Washington University, Master's in Philosophy and Social Policy
North Carolina State University, Master's in English Education