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Find your path

Your uWaterloo English degree could take you anywhere.

You might expect that graduates of our program would become teachers, professors, professional communicators, reporters, novelists, and poets. But you might not expect that the Mobile Product Designer for education software company D2L, the Manager of Engineering Education at Google, and the Principal Program Manager Lead on the .NET Team at Microsoft all started their careers at uWaterloo English.

Employers know that English graduates have effective communication skills, excellent project management skills, and creative approaches to problem-solving.

Our graduates have gone on to positions in a broad variety of fields:

  • Communications and Media Relations
  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Government and Not-for-Profit Leadership
  • Technical Writing, Editing
  • Marketing and Recruitment

But you can build almost any career on the foundations of an English degree, and you will be flexible enough to adapt to changing work conditions in the future. Your English degree will prepare you for these careers by making you a critical and intensive reader, a clear and persuasive writer, and a lateral and creative thinker. 

 

What are our graduates doing?

  • To find out what our undergraduate and graduate students have been doing both during and after their degrees, browse the interviews with undergraduate students and graduate students on our department's blog, Words in Place.
  • For specific information on the projects our PhD graduates undertook during their degrees and the kinds of positions they found after they graduated, see our PhD graduates page.