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Leading with Spanish: Bilingual Social Workers Help Patients Navigate Daily Life

Leading with Spanish: Bilingual Social Workers Help Patients Navigate Daily Life

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.

Leading with Interpretation: Using Language Skills to Support Diplomacy at the UN

Leading with Interpretation: Using Language Skills to Support Diplomacy at the UN

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!  

Leading with Korean: Helping Her Community with Bilingual Customer Service

Leading with Korean: Helping Her Community with Bilingual Customer Service

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.

Leading with Russian, Bulgarian, Korean & more: FBI Linguists on the Skills Required to Serve

Leading with Russian, Bulgarian, Korean & more: FBI Linguists on the Skills Required to Serve

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.

Leading with Arabic: How a Love of Language Helped Launch a Humanitarian Non-Profit

Leading with Arabic: How a Love of Language Helped Launch a Humanitarian Non-Profit

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.

Leading with Spanish: A Bilingual Customer Service Representative Offers Advice

Leading with Spanish: A Bilingual Customer Service Representative Offers Advice

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.

Leading with Opera Languages: Spanish, French, Italian, and German

Leading with Opera Languages: Spanish, French, Italian, and German

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.

Leading with Japanese: How a Study Abroad Adventure Sparked a Career in International Business

Leading with Japanese: How a Study Abroad Adventure Sparked a Career in International Business

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!

Leading with Spanish and French: Silvia, a Brand Manager at TracFone Wireless

Leading with Spanish and French: Silvia, a Brand Manager at TracFone Wireless

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!

Leading with German: Greg and Kristen, Project Coordinators at Lufthansa

Leading with German: Greg and Kristen, Project Coordinators at Lufthansa

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.