LVC English Major Job Placement

Graduate Success

LVC English majors pursue a range of careers, including journalism, education, publishing, law, digital media, arts administration, theater, advertising, public relations, and technical writing. Recent graduates are working as middle and high school English teachers, photo editors, web content associates, acquisitions editorial assistants, production assistants, social media marketing account managers, and in consumer relations for such firms as Oxford University Press, Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation, Bloomsburg Publishing, University of Maryland, Clark Associates Inc. (The WEBstaurant Store), IGI Global, Moving Targets, NBC10 WCAU, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, The Hershey Company, and the United States Army.
In the past five years alone, English graduates have enrolled in post-baccalaureate programs at Cornell University, McGill University (Canada), New York Film Academy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Boston University, Lehigh University, Emerson College, University of Denver, University of Maryland, and University of Buffalo, among others. These graduates studied screenwriting, creative writing, public history, English literature, arts administration, literature and gender studies, English, theater education, public relations, publishing, and library science, among others, in these prestigious graduate schools.

English Career Outcomes


National employment rate for undergraduate English majors, based on ACS 2016 IPUMS data

Lebanon Valley College Commencement


Mean annual income for English majors in PA, NJ, and DE based on ACS 2017 IPUMS data


LVC English and creative writing majors who seek internships get one


Lifetime earnings of top-earning English majors (those in the 93rd percentile) match top earners among ALL college graduates (93rd percentile), based on 2018 data from The Hamilton Project

Tony Gorick received his English degree from Lebanon Valley College

English Major Enjoying Rewarding Career at Lancaster Chamber

Tony Gorick ’11 knew from a young age that he enjoyed writing and helping the community around him.

Harry Potter, Love of Reading Inspires Teaching Career

Harry Potter, Love of Reading Inspires Teaching Career

English graduate Nicki Shepski is sharing her passion for reading to inspire her seventh-grade students.

Steve Trapnell, LVC Alum Leads Communications for Armstrong Flooring, Inc.

Steve Trapnell Leads Communications for Armstrong Flooring, Inc.

From local newspaper reporter to the director of corporate communications for global companies, Steve Trapnell ’90 knows that Lebanon Valley College gave him the basis for his career success.

Jack of All Treys: English Alum Now Company CFO

Trey Little ’09 took advantage of all that LVC had to offer and made it a priority to be well rounded in as many fields as possible.