A World of Possibilities

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart." Nelson Mandela

The following list, although by no means complete, contains a sample of potential occupations for Foreign Language Majors. Some of the positions below may require additional education beyond the bachelor's degree. Nonetheless, those students who have strong college records, have mastered solid communication skills, have gained a keen knowledge of foreign languages, cultures and customs, have experience studying or working overseas, and are willing to relocate after graduation are often highly attractive to potential employers.

 

Advertising Copywriter
Advertising Manager
Art Dealer
Banking Correspondent
Bilingual Clerk
Bilingual Educator
Bilingual Officer
Bilingual Banking Teller
Civil Service Employee
Consultant
Copywriter
Court Interpreter
Cultural Attaché
Cultural Officer
Customs/Immigration Officer
Editor
Fashion Buyer
Filmmaker
Finance Director
Financial Planning Associate
Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Diplomat
Foreign Exchange Trader
Foreign Service Officer
Foreign Service Specialist
Foreign Social Worker
Human Resources Director
Importer/Exporter
Intelligence Researcher
Intelligence Specialist
International Account Manager
International Banking Officer
International Conference Planner
International Consultant
International Hotel Administrator
International Trade Economist
International Trade Specialist
International Student Advisor
Interpreter
Journalist
Laboratory Technician
Library Technician
Linguist
Media Specialist
Missionary
Multi-Lingual Port Receptionist
Museum Curator
National Security Agent
Negotiator
Overseas Personnel Manager
Overseas Plant Manager
Paralegal
Peace Corps Volunteer
Pharmaceutical Representative
Politician
Production Supervisor
Professor
Proofreader
Publishing Specialist
Quality Control Supervisor
Radio/TV Announcer
Reporter
Salesperson
Scientific Linguist
Scientific Interpreter
Scientific Translator
Teacher
Telecommunications Salesperson
TESO/ESL Teacher
Translator
Transport Equipment Manager
Travel Agent Tour Organizer
Travel Writer
UNESCO Official
University International Programs Administrator
Writer