When exploring possible academic majors, begin by investigating the specific programs at Purchase College. Discover more about the B.A. in Literature, and find out about program requirements, courses, and the program faculty.
Want to find out more about a major? Talk to department heads and professors to have your questions answered and to get the inside track on being a Literature major at Purchase College.
The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.
TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HIRE
CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
www.cencom.org - Center for Communications
www.acla.org - American Comparative Literature Association
www.publishers.org - Association of American Publishers
www.societyofauthors.org - Association of Authors and Publishers
www.magazine.org - The Association of Magazine Media
www.nnpa.org - National Newspaper Publishing
www.nwu.org National Writers Union
www.prsa.org - Public Relations Society of America
www.writersmarket.com Writers Market (fee based, with some free resources)
www.bls.gov/oco - Occupational Outlook Handbook
JOB SEARCH LINKS
www.purchase.edu/careerdevelopment - Click on Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni
www.mediabistro.com - Job and industry information in the media
www.bookjobs.com - Jobs/internships in the publishing industry
www.writejobs.com - The Write Job
www.writingjobs.org - Search thousands of new jobs in writing
www.creativehotlist.com- Site for the professional creative marketplace
www.freelancewriting.com - Site for today's working writers
www.freelancewritinggigs.com - Tips and job search
www.prjobforce.com - Public Relations Jobs
www.teachny.com - NYC Department of Education
Additional Resources Available at the CDC
CandidCareer.com: View informational interview videos and explore major and career possibilities!