Graduates of our undergraduate programs have gone on to do many things! English majors leave ECU with the developed and demonstrated ability to think, to research, and to write, together with substantial knowledge of specific content areas. Their skills and their subject mastery have allowed them to pursue further education in many disciplines and have made them appealing candidates for employment.
Our recent graduates are employed by companies and non-profits like
Treselle Systems, Aruba Networks, and Cisco Systems (big data
outsourcing /networking/ software), Xellia Pharmaceuticals, Weitz &
Luxenberg (law firm), or Stop Human Trafficking Now of Eastern NC
(nonprofit). Among the job titles held by our recent graduates are
Community Outreach Coordinator (for a non-profit organization), Content
Marketing Writer (for big data outsourcing vendor), English
Instructional Coach (for a technology company), Proposal Writer (for a
global logistics company), Quality Document Control Administrator (for a
pharmaceutical company), Multimedia Designer (for a public relations
and communication company), Engagement Manager, Technical Writer (for
systems and networking companies), Social Media Coordinator (for a trade
association), Research Analyst (for a secure cloud-based management
systems company), as well as Fiction Writer, Singer-songwriter, TV
Producer, and Journalist.
When ECU Department of English alumnus Gary Redding took the stage as an alumni speaker at the English department's Spring 2015 Commencement, he was also just a week away from
his own commencement–from law school.
Read more about Gary's journey!
"My first trip to ECU was actually in 1998 when I came with my family to a
football game, I guess you could say it was my destiny." Darien works with ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now! and maintains ties to ECU.
Read more about Darien's journey!