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Here are just some of the career options you might explore with a degree in Modern Languages:


With a growing demand for languages some graduates also find career opportunities in teaching a foreign language or English as a Second Language (ESL).

Banking and Financial Services

The explosion of international business activity has led to a growing need for many banks to hire bi- or multilingual overseas representatives and international officers, and for domestic banks to hire similarly skilled staff to assist non-English-speaking customers.

Government Jobs

Foreign language skills are essential for a wide range of federal government, including positions in Foreign Services, especially in the State Department, the International Communication Agency, the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Naturalization Services.

Other Fields

Graduates in Modern Languages bring skills gained from study and their experiences abroad to such fields as social work, international law and other areas of the legal profession, the print and broadcast media, health care services, advertising and sales, publishing, translating, travel and tourism.

For more information visit the Career Services and Cooperative Education Center website.