Programs & Courses

The World Languages pathway prepares students to comprehend and utilize the languages of either Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Career Strategies

World Language Strategies

  • Seek cultural experiences on campus and participate in campus diversity events.
  • Study world governments, economics and religions in class or via a Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
  • Volunteer to assist or tutor students in ESOL or world languages.
  • Look into opportunities to provide translation services to community services.
  • Become fluent in one or more additional languages. Consider studying critical needs languages (e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, etc.)
  • Acquire foreign language competency and travel experience for international positions.
  • Complete an internship with the federal government. There are a large number of specialized agencies within the federal government.
  • Become a student member of a professional association:

General Strategies

  • Treat school like a job by investing in coursework, being on time etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Humanities and Communication Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Follow blogs or websites of accomplished individuals you admire.
  • Talk to professionals in organizations/industries related to your pathway; conduct informational interviews.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your major.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills. Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, etc.).
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.