July 12, 2017
Omayra Rodriguez describes how she uses her Spanish in a bilingual and bicultural program to support the local community by helping people access resources and negotiate daily tasks in their home language.
June 27, 2017
Two interpreters describe the skills required for simultaneous interpretation and share details about their work at UN Headquarters in NYC. Learn how fast-paced, rewarding, and meaningful this type of work can be!
June 21, 2017
Grace Lee wasn’t initially seeking a bilingual job, but she leapt at the opportunity to put her Korean skills to use. She loves her work and describes customers’ sincere appreciation for her understanding of their language and culture.
June 13, 2017
Watch as FBI language specialists share insights on the hiring process and what day-to-day assignments are like for linguists at the federal agency. They stress the importance of strong language skills and a drive to keep learning on the job.
June 7, 2017
Hayley’s love of Arabic—discovered during her senior year of college—has given her the skills and opportunities to study abroad, teach high school, and now found her own organization to help Syrian refugees in Greece.
May 31, 2017
A University of Minnesota alumna who double majored in Spanish & Portuguese Studies and Business & Marketing Education, Sarah urges other language learners to supplement classroom studies with as much real-life interaction as possible.
May 23, 2017
A heritage learner, Ann is an opera singer who speaks Spanish and French and is learning Italian and German. She has traveled and lived abroad for her job, and speaks to the importance of really understanding the meaning of the words she sings.
May 16, 2017
Japanese language skills can boost opportunities to work both overseas and in the United States. And it’s never too late to get started—International Sales & Marketing Consultant Jonathan Scharf first encountered the language while studying abroad!
May 9, 2017
When pursuing a career in marketing and business, knowledge of Spanish and French helps professionals accurately target messaging to a wider array of the consumers they serve. Just listen to Silvia’s story!
May 2, 2017
Knowledge of the German language can provide opportunities to work for German companies both overseas and in the United States. Learn how these graduates employ their skills at Germany’s largest airline.