Post-Graduate Data

English (new)

We study how literature works, how we understand it, and how we write about it. We examine closely matters of language, form, genre, and critical method. We invite you to new practices of reading and writing that promote the understanding of literatures and cultures in English through history, criticism, and theory. We are committed to the understanding of literature from a transnational perspective, emphasizing the movement of texts and peoples across borders of nation, race, gender, and sexuality, now and in the past. And we encourage students to commit themselves to the creation of original knowledge in their reading and writing. 

In addition to the English concentration, we offer an English concentration track in the practice of Nonfiction Writing. The concentration in English and the English/Nonfiction track follow the same core requirements, and students in the English concentration may elect Nonfiction Writing courses as electives. We invite applications from qualified juniors to the honors programs in both English and Nonfiction.  One of the largest humanities concentrations at Brown, English provides a strong foundation for a liberal education and for work in many sectors of employment, especially in the many areas where new media creates demand for transformative writing: the press, publishing, advertising, visual media, public relations, public service, teaching, finance, government, corporate research and administration. English concentrators routinely go on to law, medical, and professional schools as well as to graduate education in literature and the arts.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.

2014

Employment

  • Account Manager, DigitasLBi
  • Analyst, Goldman Sachs
  • Analyst, Tortoise
  • Assistant Account Executive, Rogers & Cowen Public Relations
  • Assistant to the Managing Editor, Vanity Fair
  • Associate Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Associate Project Manager, Huge
  • Blue Engine Teaching Assistant, Blue Engine
  • Circulation Assistant, Cranston Public Library
  • Copywriter, The 88
  • Curatorial Fellow, Wave Hill
  • Editorial Assistant, W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
  • Education Intern, The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health
  • Executive Assistant, Alex Coletti Productions
  • Founder, Koxbox
  • Intake Specialist Paralegal, Keefe Disability Law
  • Marketer, Yvonne LaFleur New Orleans
  • Sales, Google
  • Social Media Specialist, McGarryBowen
  • Special Assistant to the District Attorney, Bristol County (MA) District Attorney's Office
  • Summer Arts Instructor, The Cambridge School of Weston, MA
  • Teacher, Fort Worth Teaching Fellows
  • Tutor, Varsity Tutors
  • Web Reporter, Kaiser Health News

Graduate School

  • Brown Alpert School of Medicine, MD
  • Brown University, MAT, Education - Secondary
  • Brown University, MAT, Teaching
  • Columbia University, PhD, English
  • JD
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, MS, Accounting and Finance
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, MBA, Business
  • Pennsylvania State College, MAT, Teaching

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Fellowship

2013

Employment

  • Assistant Buyer, Barbour Inc.
  • Assistant to the Director, Box Office Manager, The SoHo Playhouse
  • Business Development, Teespring
  • Co-founder, Exo
  • Corps Member/Math & Specia Education Teacher - Harlem Children's Zone, Teach for America
  • Corps Member/Teacher, Teach for America
  • Corps Member/Teacher, Teach for America
  • Creative Intern, Locomotive Film
  • Editorial Apprentice, Flavorpill
  • Editorial Assistant, Modern Language Association
  • Editorial Intern, Thinkso Creative
  • English Teacher and Soccer Coach, The Hyde School
  • European Culture & Humanities Intern, Danish Institute for Study Abroad
  • Health Care Reporter, POLITICO
  • Intern, New York Magazine
  • Management Trainee, McMaster-Carr Supply Company
  • Marketing Coordinator, Conde Nast Media Group, Conde Nast
  • Marketing Specialist, Convergent Dental
  • Media Article Writer, Coool Flame
  • Media Relations Specialist, Walker Sands Communication
  • Medical Scribe, University Emergency Medicine Foundation
  • Research Assistant - Yale Law School, Yale University
  • Strategy Consultant, SunLife Financial
  • Teaching Fellow, Teaching Fellows of New York City
  • Urban Prep Fellow, Urban Prep Academy
  • Writer and General Researcher, Alex and Ani

Graduate School

  • Boston University, JD
  • Brown University, MAT, Education
  • Brown University, MAT, Education and English
  • Brown University, MS, Molecular Biology
  • Harvard Law School, JD
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MD/MPH, Medicine

2012

Employment

  • Artistic Associate (Intern), Women's Project Theatre
  • Assistant Editor, The New Criterion
  • Associate Consultant, Bain & Co.
  • Associate Consultant, Bain & Co.
  • Associate Consultant, Bain & Co.
  • Associate Editor, n+1 Foundation
  • Atlantic Media Fellow, The Atlantic Media Company
  • Clinical Counselor/Research Lead Staff, Wediko Children's Services
  • Co-founder, Consignd
  • Co-founder, Executive Director, Protect Families First
  • Digital Media and Web Communications Assistant, Brown University - Alumni Relations Office
  • Editorial Intern, Byliner.com
  • Editorial Intern, New York Magazine
  • Freelance Journalist, Self-employed
  • Intern, Publicity Department , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Intern, The Daily
  • Journalist, KTUU.TV
  • Junior Art Director, Hoffman|Lewis
  • Junior Strategist, Naked Communications
  • Legal/Research/Coordinating Intern - Immigration Law, International Organization for Migration
  • Math Instructor, Grades 7-12, New York City Teaching Fellows
  • Member of English Team, Pratham
  • Operations Officer, Task Force for Business and Stability Operations
  • Organizer, Green Corps
  • Paralegal, Rose, Chinitz & Rose
  • Project Assistant, Issues Management, APCO Worldwide
  • Reporter, The Oregonian
  • Research Analyst, Energy Acuity
  • Staff Assistant for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Staffer, Epic
  • Student Teacher, Nathan Bishop Middle School
  • Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant Program in France
  • Writer/Publicist, McNeil, Gray and Rice

Graduate School

  • Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD
  • Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD
  • Brown University, MAT, Secondary Education
  • Columbia University -Teachers College, MAT, Education
  • Harvard University Law School, JD
  • Johns Hopkins University, MA, Science Writing
  • Northwestern University - Medill, MS, Journalism
  • Simmons College - Graduate School of Library and Information Science, MS, Archive Management and Preservation
  • University of California-Los Angeles, MAT, Secondary English Education
  • University of Southern California- Annenberg School of Communications, MA, Journalism