Graduates with a major in English enter an array of field including nonprofit agencies, television and radio broadcasting, journalism, advertising, strategic communications, education, social justice advocacy, media relations, marketing communications, internal communications, investor relations, corporate social responsibility, government relations and crisis management. They also pursue graduate degrees in literature, law, communications, higher education administration, and business.
English: Writing and Mass Communication ‘17
Internship: Intern at Telegram & Gazette Post-Grad Position: Customer Experience Specialist at Unum
“ Through my internship I learned how to write both business and online news stories for a newspaper that covers stories around Worcester county. I was able to use my communications skills to connect with my boss, reach out to and speak with multiple sources, and conduct my own research on leads.”
Internship: Marketing and Communications Intern for ESPN Radio New Hampshire
"I'm happy I chose this internship because I not only gained experience in the marketing and communication fields, but I also learned a lot about sales and advertising. I wrote commercial scripts for on-air advertising, managed social media accounts and reached out to organizations who may want to advertise on our station."
Internship: Promotions and Advertising Intern at Channel 7 News WHDH
"Assumption prepared me for this internship with a few courses - Media Analysis and Video Production. My Media Analysis course taught me different laws and filters that I see applied everyday. My Video Production courses have allowed me to understand technical and creative processes that take place in my department."
Media Assistant at the DCU Center
"As a media assistant, I am in charge of in-game replay and game highlights. I work in the control room during the games. I am looking to enter the sports broadcasting and producing field after graduation, so this experience will make me more prepared for my career."
Human Resources Intern at Marlborough Hospital
Post-Grad Plans: Client Service Coordinator at Long Term Services
"My internship at Marlborough gave me insight on where I want to head professionally after graduation. I've always enjoyed being involved with organizations that help people in some way, and Marlborough does that by providing healthcare to the community. By working in Human Resources, I got a feel for a typical office setting in the healthcare industry, and I can see myself thriving in similar environments."
Production Assistant Intern at Entertainment Tonight
Post-Grad Plans: Camera Assistant/Head Production Assistant at Entertainment Tonight
"The environment at Assumption allowed me to get one-on-one attention to ensure my acceptance into the internship program at Entertainment Tonight, as well as overall support for how to succeed. During my internship I was given the opportunity to prepare sets, assist on shoots, and prepare questions for interviews. Due to my success, I have been hired full-time after graduation."
Our graduates find careers as:
Recent positions include:
Director of Development, The Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation
Teacher and literacy specialist, Churchill School and Center, New York City
Production Editor, SchoolArts Magazine, Davis Publications
Public Relations Manager, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA
Communications Coordinator, Consigli Construction Company
Editorial Producer, MLB.com (The Web site of Major League Baseball)