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I do with my degree?
Graduates in English or journalism may become writers or editors for a variety of publications, market researchers, analysts, labor relations specialists, managers, publishers, curators, playwrights, teachers, radio commentators and more.
Graduates with foreign language degrees have pursued careers in communications, business, education, government service, information services, social services and the travel industry. Some career possibilities include interpreters/translators, technical writers, foreign news correspondents, museum curators, information security analysts, public relations experts, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization agents, research librarians, teachers, and import-export agents.
Students in all of the department's degree areas often continue their education to earn advanced degrees in a variety of fields. French and Spanish majors are encouraged to complete a second major in another discipline.
a demand for someone with an English or a foreign language
According to a 2012 report by the Council on Foreign Relations, nearly 30 percent of the U.S. economy is now wrapped up in international trade, and half of U.S. growth since the official end of the recession in 2009 has come from exports. The fastest-growing economies in the world are not English speaking, thus the most promising export sector for the United States is business services, which often require face-to-face interactions with foreign customers. "[F]uture U.S. growth will increasingly depend on selling U.S. goods and services to foreign consumers who do not necessarily speak English."
your program prepare graduates for successful careers?
Hands-on learning is a key component for our degrees, from the classroom or computer lab, to on-campus publication experiences or off-campus internships, and short- or long-term study abroad. Professors work very closely with their students, advising them on courses and careers.
You can expect to be prepared for a wide range of careers that suit your interests and the ever-changing job market.