Students gain a variety of skills when they complete language courses,
which prepares them for success as a professional in any field.
Students can improve their verbal & written communication skills,
interpersonal skills, ability to work in diverse environments, and
critical thinking skills, to name a few. Students may also find a more
comprehensive list of what they can do with a language major
through the Career Center's website. Auburn University also has a list of additional skills/benefts
gained from language study.
also important to note that most people do not work in jobs related to
their major. It is therefore important for students to recognize the
overall skills they gain and need to develop while in college
and study what they enjoy and corresponds with their strengths. If you
enjoy reading/studying about people from other cultures, history, archeology, and ancient philosophy, the classics may be a good fit for you!
Your major/minor in college doesn't determine
your future career. Focus on the skills and experiences you gain while in college! Here are a few articles that address
this point:Washington PostNew York TimesThe Choice, New York TimesThe GrindstoneUSA Today