What can I do with a major in creative writing?

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Examples of where alumni in your major are working

Companies:
The Washington Post
VICE Media, LLC
Mimeo

Titles:
Copywriter
Social Media Editor
News Editor

Search for employers hiring graduates in your major

Employers in NY: 5,693
Employers in US: 79,856

 

Explore the numerous career fields related to your major

Media

Areas

Journalist
Copy Writer
Author
Editor
Advertiser

Employers

TV Stations
Magazines
Newspapers
Radio Stations
Internet media 

Information/Strategies

Become proficient in editing and critiquing.
Become involved with on-campus media outlets.
Intern and work with local media outlets.
Join relevant campus clubs and organizations.

Education

Areas

Teaching

Employers

Elementary schools 
Middle schools
High schools 
Colleges/Universities 

Information/Strategies

Further your own education to obtain a master's degree in teaching.
Further your own education to obtain a PhD to teach at colleges and universities.

Government

Areas

Speech Writer 

Employers

Local, state, federal campaigns
Lobbyist groups

Information/Strategies

Become involved with campus government.
Join relevant campus clubs or organizations.

Creative Arts

Areas

Poet
Novelist 

Employers

Self
Literary magazine
Literary groups 

Information/Strategies

Don't give up.
Get to know the market.
Get to know your target audience.
Be aware of trends in writing genres.
Become proficient in word processing.
Become proficient in fiction, non-fiction & poetry writing.

General information and strategies

  • Become proficient in grammar. 
  • Be able to work independently as well as with a team. 
  • Build strong communication skills.