So, … what can you do with an English major?

Just about anything! The ability to read and write critically and creatively are necessary and highly-valued skills in our information-based economy. When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared for any future requiring integrative and imaginative thinking, effective communication with others, appreciation of the diversity of human experience, and creative expression.

Recent PLU English grads have gone on to a truly amazing variety of exciting jobs in business, nonprofit organizations, media and communications, publishing, law, government, technology, and education – and pursued graduate degrees in a whole range of fields!

Learn more about these recent PLU English alums —
And how their English degree prepared them for their exciting careers!


Brittany Russell (2015)
Brittanny Russell
Senior Content Marketing Manager

Law and Government

Joshua Orf-Rodriguez (2010)
Josh Rodriguez
Assistant Attorney General Washington State


Rachel Diebel (2016)
Rachel Diebel
Editor, Feiwel & Friends / Square Fish Books


Kelli Russell Agodon (MFA, 2007)
Kelli Russell Agodon
Poet/Writer; Cofounder of Two Sylvias Press


Hilary Vo (2018)
Hilary Vo
10th Grade English Teacher and Mentor