Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Career Information

A student majoring in a foreign language will find career opportunities in:

Advertising, Banking, Import/Export, Public Relations, Law Enforcement, Military Service, Social Work, Communications, Foreign Service, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Industry, Teaching, Research, Tourism, International Business, and more.

In fact, regardless of what career you intend to pursue, you will find that being able to communicate in a second language will be an asset. Multinational firms and government agencies are discovering that it is no longer a luxury to have persons skilled in several languages in responsible positions. The competition for persons with multiple skills and an ability to express themselves is already fierce and it promises to increase. There is an ever increasing need for excellent language teachers in our schools and colleges. Foreign languages are an ideal pre-professional major for the future student of law or of business administration on the graduate level. Even students in technical fields will find the experience of advanced work in a foreign language broadening and an important source of creative sparks of endeavors.

Contact the Career Services Center (216-687-2233; Rhodes Tower West, Room 280) for more information on careers in foreign languages.