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

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.

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.

Megan Lough will spend a year in Bulgaria through the Fulbright Program

Fulbright Finalist Megan Lough to Use Literature for Cultural Connections

Megan Lough ’17 will spend her first year after graduation as an English teaching assistant in Bulgaria after being named a Fulbright Scholar Finalist.

Brian Hughes graduated from the Lebanon Valley College English program in 1997

Brian Hughes Gives Back to LVC That Taught Him So Much

Brian C. Hughes ’97 can certainly attest to the versatility of an English degree, as today he is an associate director in the Global Academic division of the Oxford University Press in New York City.