Career Opportunities

A Lees-McRae College graduate with a degree in English is prepared for lifelong learning , continued enjoyment of literature, and is in a prime position to pursue a variety of careers or graduate programs, particularly law school or medical school. Employers consistently report that they desire students with well-developed communications skills and the ability to tackle new ideas and tasks with a critical eye. English majors work as:

  • Editors
  • Educators
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Journalists
  • Lawyers
  • Publisher
  • Sales and Marketing Professionals
  • Technical writers

Alumni Spotlight | Division of Humanities

Femi Solade '00
Senior Associate Attorney in the Minneapolis office of Fulbright and Jaworski L.L.P

Successful Lees-McRae Alumni

Alvaro Cabrera
Chief Strategy Officer at DigitasLBi, a global marketing and technology company

Hakim Bellamy ’02
Albuquerque Poet Laureate

Brie Castell '99
Owner and Chief Curator of Castell Photography in Asheville

Fred Petke ’94
Award-winning journalist for The Winchester Sun newspaper in Kentucky

Greg Paulson ’02
Ph.D. from The University of Edinburgh and professor at North Central University in Minneapolis

Josh Regan
Development Director at Nazareth Children’s Home

Stacy Lamb
Account Executive at Riester USA

Kris Stewart
Head Basketball Coach at Brenau University

Rebekah Graham Saylors ’02
University Program Associate, College of Education, Appalachian State University

Stephanie Bowman Murray ’06
Vice-President of Operations and Marketing at Imagine Adventures

Justin Kitts ’07
Director of Campus Life and Recreation at Union College

Lindsey Pike ’09
MSW Therapist at Therapy Without Walls, LLC

Sarah Largen ’10
Librarian at Galax Public Library

Kelsey Williams ’11
School Counselor at Wilkes County Public Schools

Nolan McDonald ’13
Law School, University of Tennessee