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What Can I Do With a Major in Modern Languages and Literatures?

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Career Titles

  • Actor/Actress
  • Advertising Copywriter 
  • Airport Personnel
  • Announcer
  • Anthropologist
  • Archeologist
  • Archivist
  • Bilingual Educator
  • Bilingual Secretary
  • CIA/FBI Agent
  • Civil Service Worker
  • Clergy
  • Columnist/Reporter
  • Commercial Attach
  • Community Affairs Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Copy Editor
  • Court Interpreter
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Cultural Affairs Officer
  • Curator/Archivist
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customs Inspector
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • Diplomat
  • Drug Enforcement Agent
  • Editor
  • Embassy Personnel
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Escort Interpreter/Guide
  • Export/Import Representative
  • Film Editor
  • Flight Attendant
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Foreign Film Dubber
  • Foreign Film Specialist
  • Foreign News Photographer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Foreign Service Peacekeeper
  • Health Care Provider
  • Historian
  • Hotel Information Clerk
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Resources Representative
  • Immigration Inspector/Agent
  • Import/Export Clerk
  • Indexer
  • Intelligence Researcher
  • International Banker
  • International Buyer
  • International Conference Planner  
  • International Consultant
  • International Student Advisor
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Investment Banker
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Advocate
  • Librarian
  • Linguist
  • Maitre d'Hotel
  • Market Research Specialist
  • Marketing/Sales Representative
  • Media Specialist
  • Minister/Rabbi
  • Missionary
  • Multilingual Port Receptionist
  • National Security Agency Representative
  • Negotiator
  • Overseas Broadcaster
  • Peace Corps/VISTA Volunteer
  • Pharmaceutical Representative
  • Police Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • Professor
  • Proofreader
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publisher
  • Radio/TV Announcer
  • Scientific Linguist
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Study Abroad Advisor
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Tour Organizer/Guide
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel Writer
  • U.S. Representative for Foreign Companies
  • UNESCO Official
  • United Nations Agency Guide
  • World Trade Manager

Employers
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Air, Bus, Rail Lines
  • American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries
  • American Schools Abroad
  • Amnesty International
  • Archives
  • Art Galleries
  • Banks or Investment Firms
  • Book Publishers
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Bureau of Export Administration
  • Bureau of Intelligence and Research
  • CIA
  • Civic Organizations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Construction Companies
  • Convention Centers
  • Cruise Lines
  • Customs Service
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • FBI
  • Film Companies
  • Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Foreign Firms Operating in the U.S.
  • Forgiven Commercial Service
  • Health and Human Services
  • Hospitals/Clinics
  • Hotels, Resorts
  • Immigration Centers
  • Import/Export Companies
  • International Business Organizations
  • International Exchange Programs
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Libraries
  • Manufacturers
  • Military
  • Museums
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Security Agency
  • Newspaper/Magazines
  • Office of International Affairs
  • Office of International Policy and Program
  • Peace Corps
  • Professional Language Schools
  • Radio Stations
  • Red Cross
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Stores
  • School Systems
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Travel Agencies
  • United Nations
  • World Health Organization
  • YMCA/YWCA

Skills 
  • Analyzing content
  • Clarifying others' thoughts and ideas
  • Comparing ideas/translations
  • Composing and expressing thoughts
  • Explaining other cultures
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Gathering information
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Interpreting difficult/incomprehensive language
  • Memorizing
  • Perception of word patterns and structures
  • Project development and follow through
  • Reading
  • Research skills
  • Rewriting and editing skills
  • Sensitivity to others
  • Speaking to groups
  • Summarizing
  • Translating ideas/languages
  • Understanding ideas
  • Understanding of symbol formation
  • Understanding other cultures
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Weighing values
  • Writing clearly

Salary Information 

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Summer 2018 Average Starting Salary:
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Bachelors Degree: $37,715

Average Salary of SNC Modern Languages and Literature Graduates:

  • 2017: $30.001 - $40,000
  • 2016: $25,001 - $45,000
  • 2015: $30,001 - $40,000

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data
To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF)

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