Majors in English find themselves well prepared for graduate school in English and creative writing, for teaching, for law school and other professional schools, for careers in publishing, film, management, advertising and for other professions requiring creativity, careful attention to language and critical thinking.

Recent alumni have secured the following sampling of positions:

  • Human Resources Specialist, Marsh USA, Inc.
  • Litigation Legal Assistant, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Marketing Analyst, Government Procurement Federal Sources, Inc.
  • Publicity Manager, Arcadia Publishing

The Bucknell English Department ranks ninth (in the past decade) out of over 500 liberal arts colleges and universities for number of majors going on to receive Ph.D.'s. Recent graduates have enrolled in graduate programs at Brown, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, NYU, Oxford, Princeton, and Rice, as well as the Universities of Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Sussex and Toronto.

English Majors Going Places!

Take a look at "English Majors Going Places!" to learn what some of our recent majors are doing now, and how their English degree from Bucknell helped them get there. Explore other alumni achievements.

Bucknell's Career Development Center


Portion of the Class of 2014 that reports being employed, enrolled in graduate school, both employed and in graduate school, volunteering or engaged in another activity within nine months of graduation.

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The Career Development Center is located in Botany Building (along 7th Street).

During the academic year, we are open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Fax: 570.577.3028

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