Outcomes - Department of Language, Literature and Writing

Check out what our grads are up to

Our students have high job placement in a variety of fields that reflect their diverse interests as well as strong acceptance rates to competitive graduate programs around the world. They become full-time writers, educators, policy makers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, editors, translators and much more. We are proud of all that our students do to live out the mission of Messiah University and the Department of Language, Literature and Writing in their careers, their neighborhoods, their families and their faith communities. Here is a small sample of what our recent graduates are doing.

Where they work

  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Catholic Charities USA
  • Central PA Magazine
  • Central Penn Insurance
  • City of Boulder
  • Drexel University
  • Geometry Global
  • HarperCollins
  • International Justice Mission
  • Kwara State University
  • Messiah University
  • Penn National Insurance
  • Philadelphia Public School District
  • Stackpole Books
  • University of Baltimore
  • Wheaton College

What they do

  • Administrative Lawyer
  • Book publishing employees
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Corporate Communications
  • Director of Communications
  • Editor
  • English Teacher
  • Freelance Writer
  • Ghostwriter
  • Human resources associate
  • Judge
  • Librarian
  • Newspaper writer
  • Pastor
  • Private Tutor
  • Professor of English
  • Senior Program Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Songwriter
  • TESOL instructor
  • Travel Blogger
  • Vice President

Graduate school

  • Boston College
  • Clemson University
  • Duke Divinity School
  • Gordon Conwell Seminary
  • Harvard Law School
  • Johns Hopkins
  • King’s College
  • London
  • Madison
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Oxford University
  • Penn State University
  • Princeton Theological Seminary

  • Rutgers University
  • Seton Hall Law School
  • Temple University
  • University of CT
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh Law School
  • University of South Caroline School of Law
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Yale School of Divinity
  • Yale School of Music and the Arts
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100% of the Class of 2022 Language, Literature and Writing respondents were employed or in graduate school within 6-9 months of graduation.