Career Profiles: Romance, German, and Russian Languages and Literatures (RGRLL)

CSULB Department of Foreign Languages

The study of languages other than English (such as French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic and Russian) also involves learning about the literature and culture of other parts of the world. Individuals who are proficient in one or more languages and who have a demonstrated background of the history of the country possess skills that are highly desirable in today’s global job market. Students are prepared as foreign language educators and well as language professionals in translation, interpretation, travel-related disciplines, and technical writing. The U.S. Government, both at home and abroad, is a major employer of people competent in other languages.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • College/University Professor
  • Director of Study Abroad Program
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Immigration Services Officer
  • Import/Export Coordinator
  • International Relations Specialist
  • International Student Advisor
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Language Specialist
  • Librarian
  • Linguist
  • Management Trainee
  • Marketing Representative
  • Staff Aide
  • Teacher

Where Employed:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Finance/ Banking
  • Government
  • Hospitality
  • Human Services
  • Import/Export
  • Museums
  • Public Relations
  • Travel Industry
  • U.S. Embassy

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