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5 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Graduate Student, Secondary Education and Teaching, Aurora University, Sydney Bieber ’20
  • Graduate Student, Poetry, University of Idaho, Lobby Croce ’19
  • Graduate Student, Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nabiha Mansoor ’19
  • Ph.D. Student, English, University of California, Stefan Torralba ’17

Some are writers and editors...

  • Reporter, The Pantagraph, Connor Wood ’20
  • Editorial Assistant, ABC-CLIO, Saville Bloxham ’19
  • Poetry Reader, BOAAT Press, Madeline Simms ’18
  • Content Specialist, Ad Science Lab, Bruno Povejsil ’17
  • Associate Audience Development Manager, Teen Vogue, Ashley Wolfgang ’14

Some go into education...

  • Mathematics Teacher, Chicago Jesuit Academy, Julian Wicks ’20
  • Elementary Teacher, St. Mary’s Catholic School, Sally Butzer ’19
  • Student Advocate, Squamish Nation, Casie Panganiban ’17
  • Financial Aid Advisor Manager, Northeastern Illinois University, Carmen Caraballo ’14
  • Grants Writer, Erikson Institute, Rebecca Beno ’12
  • Associate Professor of English, Wichita State University, Rebeccah Bechtold '05

Some work in marketing and communications...

  • Corporate Communications Lead, CTS Corporation, Elizabeth Clay ’17
  • Content Marketing Manager, Epsilon. Emma Frey '16
  • Marketing and Fundraising Strategist, Beth Interactive Inc., Jenna Cohen ’14
  • Manager, Growth and Strategy, KPMG US. Claire Anderson ‘11
  • Vice President and Strategy Director, Edelman, Alana Heber ’10

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Program Support Assistant, U.S. Department of Justice, Julia Schroeder ’16
  • Owner and Photographer, Left Side Studio, Samantha Waight ’14
  • Assistant Attorney General, New York. Kimberley Ver Ploeg ‘01

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Estimated Salary of Alumni with English Literature Degrees

Top Job Titles of English Literature Alumni

  1. Editor
  2. Librarian
  3. Teacher
  4. Business Owner
  5. President
  6. English Teacher

37%

English Literature Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Occupations of English Literature Alumni

  1. Postsecondary Teachers
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Editors
  4. Public Relations Managers
  5. Personal Service Managers
  6. Lawyers
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Printed on Wednesday, June 29, 2022