After studying in English Study Program, you might be wondering about what you should do after graduation, right?
Being a graduate of English Study Program means that you have various options that you can pursue as your career. Some of the careers might be suitable for your skills, so it is important to explore your talents before you find a suitable career for your future.
Here are some career prospects for English Study Program graduates:
Creative Industry and Media
Working in the creative industry and media is one of the most popular fields that come with big opportunities. This kind of field requires its employees to have good English, especially in writing skill. Having experiences in reading lots of book, articles, stories, etc., and also writing essays and papers will give you advantages to work there.
Not only learning the English language, but you also have knowledge of pop culture, film, and public speaking that you can utilize to work in the media industry. This kind of career has many job options such as poet, writer or author, editor for newspaper or magazines, columnist, etc.
Moreover, you can try to work in the digital creative field for startup business by being a copywriter or content writer. It is also possible for you to work in entertainment and news such as become a producer, director, screenwriter or scriptwriter for a production house, news writer, journalist, reporter, many more.
Who says that graduates of English Study Program cannot work in an embassy or ministry? You can work in a government office like other graduates from other majors.
By relying on your insight in language skills, especially English, cultural studies, art, history, social, political, and other important issues that you have learned in English study program, you can prove that you are a competent English study graduates, which will make you able to start your career and work in public services.
Teaching (teacher, lecturer)
There’s nothing honorable than people who love to share their knowledge for those in needs. Being an English teacher, you can help people to learn new things, which is English. Besides that, lecturing people can also be something gratifying to other people. You won’t stop learning if you chose to teach as your career. Moreover, teaching can expose you to more chances such as cooperation work with several companies and business by teaching English for employees of high level and multinational companies, state ministry, BUMN, embassy and so on.
Language and Linguistics (translator, interpreter)
Linguistic courses that you have taken during your studies, such as Semantic, Syntax, Morphology, most importantly Introduction to General Translation, and other courses that related to words and sentences, will make you an expert in language-related jobs. Using your language skills in both writing and speaking, interpreter and translator are two careers that you can pursue. You can apply to be a translator and interpreter for companies, organizations, digital business, and even publishing companies to become a translator for imported books or vice versa.
Besides those careers that you have read before, there are a lot of different and more diverse opportunities that you can explore as well, for example, working in international organization or institutions such as United Nations’ program UNICEF and UNESCO, British Council, and educational organizations. Other options available are a career in banking, public speaking representative, company secretary, and many more.
For further information about job opportunities, you can visit: https://cdc.ui.ac.id
(This article was made for English Studies’ brochure in Copywriting Class 2017)