My Education:

I would like to. . .

  • _____ improve my analytic and interpretive capacities.
  • _____ sharpen my critical  thinking skills.
  • _____ expand my horizons.
  • _____ think and write better in my own native language

My Career:

When I apply for my job, I would like . . .

  • _____ my application to catch the eye of future employers who are impressed with my language study.

Once I have my job, I would like. . .

  • _____  as a multi-lingual worker to look much better at promotion time than one who knows only English.
  • _____  to work more closely with companies from other countries.
  • _____  to have my employer see me as a bridge to new clients or customers because I know a second language.

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My Personal Goals:

_____   I want to make a difference in my own life and in the lives of others.

Career Choices for Majors:

  • Teaching in schools (with a B.A.; to teach at public school systems you will also need licensure)
  • Teaching in colleges and universities (after graduate studies: M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Translation and interpretation (usually after specialized training following the B.A.)
  • There are many other types of employment for which university studies in foreign languages can help prepare you:

Career Choices for students with familiarity in a foreign language:

  • Civil service: positions with federal, provincial and municipal governments
  • Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Radio and television broadcasting
  • Transportation: airlines, railways, bus companies
  • Employment agencies
  • Fund-raising
  • Sales
  • Import-export companies
  • Graphic arts and illustration
  • The legal profession
  • Journalism
  • Libraries
  • Travel and tourism
  • Investments
  • Banks and trust companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Audio-visual production companies
  • Secretarial services
  • Day care centers and nurseries

More Tips for Foreign Language Students:

Omniglot.  A Guide to Written Language, Language Learning, and Tips for Learning

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