Modern Languages

Transferable skills that a Modern Language majors develop 
Students studying a Modern Language acquire many skills that can easily transfer to any subject matter:

Reading critically 
Evaluating information and evidence
Acquiring new perspective about one's own culture
Understanding how ideas shape cultures, vice versa
Acknowledging value systems
Summarizing ideas  
Working with original sources in many fields
Determining the needs of others
Writing clearly  
Explaining complex concepts  
Reading for content and structure 
Communicating between cultures
Establishing hypotheses  
Adapting to other cultures
Understanding and appreciating diversity  
Interpreting data
Collaborating as part of a team

Possible job titles for Modern Language majors:
Academic Exchange Specialist
College/University Official
Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Service Officer
Intelligence Specialist
International Banking Officer
International Relations Specialist
International Trade Economist
International Visitor Exchange Specialist
Speech Pathologist 
Special Agent
Tour Guide
Travel Agent

Types of employers:
Academic & Professional Journals
Advertising & Public Relations Firms
Business & Industry
Educational Institutions
Film Companies
Fund-Raising Firms
Government Agencies
Import/Export Companies
Investment Firms
Magazines & Newspapers
Publishing Companies
Travel Agencies
United Nations

Visit the H-SC Modern Language Department website or catalogue!

Other sources of career information
Career counselors, alumni, and faculty members are great resources. Visit Career Education early and often, and talk to professors in your major and related fields. Career Coaches can help connect you with alumni in career fields that interest you for informational interviews. Professional associations are excellent sources of career and employment information, and many of them have websites.  Contact the following organizations and websites for more information:

American Association of French Teachers

American Translators Association

International Job Serach

Institute of Translation and Interpreting

Linguistics Society

Modern Language Association of America

Overseas Jobs

Society of Federal Linguists

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)