Career Paths

English Major or Minor

  • Editor
    • Publication Assistant
    • Executive Editor
    • Assistant Editor
    • Managing Editor
    • Copy Editor
  • Marketing/Promotions/Advertisement
    • Promotions Manager
    • Marketing Manager
    • Advertising Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
    • Media Specialist
    • Press Secretary
  • Lawyer
    • Prosecutor
    • Defense Attorney
    • Government Council
    • Corporate Council
    • Legal Aid Lawyer
    • Environmental Lawyer
    • Tax Lawyer
    • Intellectual Property Lawyer
    • Family Lawyer
    • Securities Lawyer
    • Litigation Lawyer
  • Librarian
    • User Services Librarian
    • Technical Services Librarian
    • Administrative Services Librarian
    • Academic Librarian
    • Public Librarian
    • School Librarian
    • Corporate Librarian
    • Government Librarian
    • Law Librarian
  • Broadcast TV
    • Reporter
    • Correspondent
    • Broadcast News Analyst
  • Museum Work
    • Archivist
    • Curator
    • Conservator
  • Web Developer
  • IT Project Manager
  • Search Engine Optimization Content Writer

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Spanish Minor

  • Interpreter
  • Translator
    • Educational Translator
    • Law Enforcement Translator
    • Medical Translator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • International Business Representative

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Recent Employers

Some recent employers of UIS English and Modern Languages graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Professional Software Consultants
  • Washington University
  • Northern Illinois University Press
  • Horace Mann Insurance Company
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Illinois Springfield
  • Heartland Community College
  • Pana, Illinois Unit 8 School District
  • Robert Morris College
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Illinois State Historical Society
  • Pontiac Public Library
  • Springfield College of Illinois
  • Richland Community College

Resume Highlights

English

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Adept at performing extensive research and presenting results
  • Skilled at organizing complex projects
  • Attentive to linguistic detail in grammar and vocabulary
  • Superior reading comprehension and analysis

Spanish and Modern Languages

  • Bilingual
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Culturally Competent

Example Chronological Resume (PDF)

Example Functional Resume (PDF)

Example Combination Resume (PDF)

Example Combination Resume 2 (PDF)