Welcome to the Alumni Career Profile section of the English Department website. We created this section because we are curious to know what our graduates have gone on to do professionally. We also suspect that fellow alumni/ae may want to know what directions their peers have taken. Graduating seniors—faced with that pressing question, “What next?!”—definitely want to hear about what others in their position chose to do and how they did it. We also assume that Michigan students trying to decide on a major will be interested to know how people with an English degree have prospered in their careers. Those who have been in the working world for many years know that success in a career often results from a mixture of deliberate planning and the graceful incorporation of unforeseen experiences and opportunity. We believe these narratives will show a lively mixture of serendipity and strategy.
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We know the career possibilities for English majors are as numerous as they are varied—a concept perhaps best represented by the sheer breadth and diversity of the careers chosen by our alumni—and as such, we are looking for your help. Share your story and help improve this resource.
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Three ways to find and read profiles
As we expect the number of profiles here to grow quite large, we've set up the following ways for you to make your way around this site:
Page Through All Profiles
Just want to start reading? Choose this option to browse through all of our profiles one by one. Just like turning the pages of a book...
Profiles Organized by Name/Grad Year
Looking for someone in particular? Or a particular class? Choose this option to see a complete list of profiles organized by name and grad year or to find a specific profile.
Profiles Organized by Career Fields
Have a career field in mind? Choose one of the fields below to view profiles associated with that specific career field:
Advertising, Art and Design, Business/Administration, Communications/Marketing, Education, Financial Services, Government, Health and Wellness, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Non-Profit, Post-Graduate Education, Professional/Collegiate Sports, Public Relations, Public Service/Politics, Publishing, Teach/Work Abroad, Technology, Television/Entertainment/Media, Translation, Urban Planning, Writer