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World Languages Careers

Fluency in multiple languages opens the door to many exciting careers. Queens world language majors have gone on to prestigious graduate schools and rewarding positions in a number of fields, notably in business, education, law, diplomacy and government service, public policy, academia, tourism, journalism and non-profits.

Career paths include:

  • Translation and interpretation
  • Diplomacy
  • Linguistics
  • Civil service
  • Foreign service
  • Immigration/naturalization
  • Intelligence
  • Journalism and broadcasting
  • Banking
  • Teaching
  • Academia
  • Customer service
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Tourism
  • Law
  • Healthcare
  • Importing/exporting
  • Consulting
  • Operations and management
  • Human resources

Different types of employers:

  • Overseas aid agencies
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Homeland Security
  • Peace Corps
  • Library of Congress
  • US State Department
  • The United Nations
  • Corporations with foreign subsidiaries
  • Manufacturers
  • Cities and counties
  • Law firms
  • Schools and universities
  • Healthcare organizations (hospitals, medical groups, counseling centers)
  • Newspapers, magazines, radio and TV broadcasters
  • Foreign news agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
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