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Modern Languages

Career Opportunities

Whether you major in Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Spanish, your knowledge of a foreign language will make you a more attractive candidate to potential employers. Majoring in a foreign language is excellent preparation for many careers. It should be considered by students who are interested in government service, careers in international commerce and industry, teaching, joining the Peace Corps, or careers in criminal justice or social work.

Here is a list of possible careers. This list includes careers requiring differing degrees of education and training.

  • Translator
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • International Sales
  • Foreign Student Advisor
  • Interpreter
  • Bilingual Editor
  • Customs Inspector
  • Journalist
  • Travel Agent
  • International Business
  • ESL Teacher
  • Immigration Agent
  • Embassy Personnel
  • Market Research
  • Importer/Exporter
  • Government Agent (i.e. FBI, DEA, Border Patrol)
  • Peace Corps Volunteer

Companies and organizations employing Carthage modern language graduates include the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany; Accenture; the Kenosha Unified School District; Japan Airlines; the National Rural Development Partnership; and International Schools Services, and Harley Davidson.

Carthage modern language majors have gone on to careers as international account integration specialists, foreign language teachers, consultants, and bilingual service representatives, or chosen to pursue graduate studies in arts, Latin American studies, and modern languages.

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