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Andrea: Global Assignment Consultant, Leading with Spanish, Portuguese & French

 

Professionals across industries and skill levels are sharing how they Lead with Languages: 

“No matter where you turn, there is a need for people who can communicate in other languages than English.” 

Meet Andrea—a Global Assignment Consultant at SIRVA Relocation

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Languages: European Portuguese, French & Spanish

Grew Up In: St. Louis, MO

College: Maryville University of St. Louis

Majors: Double major in International Studies and Strategic Communications


How do you use your language skills in your work/career?

I process global relocations for several large corporations, so I am a file manager who works closely with global suppliers, global executives and their families, and global HR managers for these corporations. Oftentimes to provide the most clear, concise information possible, I address all emails, work authorizations, and calls in foreign languages, to facilitate the services.

What is the biggest misconception Americans have about learning languages?

The biggest misconception is that they are not commonly used or necessary in every industry. No matter where you turn, there is a need for people who can communicate in other languages than English.


Wondering why you should learn  Portuguese, French, or Spanish? Check out our dedicated resources pages for  scholarship opportunities, video testimonials, student blogs, and more.

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