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