Write Your Future

English majors are hot new hires in a workplace that demands creativity, excellent communication skills, the ability to write persuasively, and critical thinking skills. As an English major, you’ll graduate with the written and verbal communication skills required to work in practically any field, including:

  • advertising    
  • event planning
  • public relations
  • copywriting
  • freelance writing
  • publishing
  • corporate communications
  • grant writing
  • scientific or technical writing
  • creative writing
  • journalism
  • social media communications
  • editing
  • marketing
  • website writing and development

As an English major, you’ll graduate with the written and verbal communication skills required to work in practically any field, including:

Internships: We Prepare You for Employment

As an English major, you will participate in at least one internship during your academic career, at a site that best meets your career goals. The department internship coordinator works closely with you to help you find a competitive internship that will provide you with the resume-building experience you need before you graduate. This experience will help you:

  • Confirm your choice of career
  • Define your career goals
  • Learn new skills
  • Develop an area of expertise
  • Make valuable industry contacts

Many of our student interns have gone on to secure full-time employment at their internship sites.

Internship sites

Milwaukee's vibrant business community affords Mount Mary students with a range of internship opportunities, from working at international corporations to locally owned businesses to nonprofit organizations and small firms. In recent years, Mount Mary English majors have interned at:

  • American Red Cross
  • Literary Services of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Manpower
  • Milwaukee Zoological Society
  • Culinary Institute of America
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Reiman Publications
  • Journal Communications
  • MetroPARENT Magazine
  • Robert W. Baird & Co.
  • Kalbach Publishing
  • Milwaukee Achievers
  • Shepherd Express