Career and Professional Development

Creative writing helps prepare students to pursue careers in copy editing, journalism, web content editing, marketing, social media, publishing, film or screenplay writing, television, psychology, and therapy.

Need help planning your next step? The University of Oregon offers a multitude of professional development resources for graduate students. Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in or outside of academia, students can seek career counseling and exploration, resume and CV reviews, interview preparation, teacher training and certificates, graduate workshops, and more.

Connect with an Advisor

Lowell Bowditch

Lowell Bowditch  
CRWR Program Director

Phone: 541-346-0552  
Office: 108 Alder Building  
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Alumni Success Stories

The Creative Writing Program at the University of Oregon is extremely proud of its graduates and strive to keep up with their wide-ranging successes. Our alumni have a long history of success with publishing, translation, fellowships, and prizes. Recent graduates have received Wallace Stegner Fellowships, the Dylan Thomas Award (University of Wales), the Amy Lowell Scholarship, the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry, the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, and other honors.

Check out our more complete list of alumni awards and publications—and, if you’re a program alum, please share your news using the form below.

Graduate Teaching Initiative

The UO Teaching Engagement Program’s Graduate Teaching Initiative offers graduate students structured and rigorous, yet flexible, pathways to develop as college teachers. The program is meant to develop inclusive, engaged, and research-led teachers who will, in turn, help shape the campus teaching culture.