General Career Information

Majors in the Department of Languages and Literatures have many diverse careers options such as editors, copywriters, technical writers, publishers, reporters and foreign correspondents, lawyers and judges, educators (secondary and college/university, in the U.S. and in other countries), translators, librarians, research analysts, counselors, arbitrators, foreign service officers, and government officials. Information is also available on career options in the following languages: English, French, German, Russian and Spanish & Portuguese.


INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION.... pilot, flight attendant, flight school director, travel agent, tour guide, customs official, aviation administration, aerospace engineering, customs inspector, air traffic controller, terminal operations manager, airport manager

    International businesses in this field

    American Express: provides diversified financial and travel-related services. Headquarters: New York. Subsidiaries: Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Canada.
    American Airlines: provides full service round-trip flights to Europe, Mexico and Canada. Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
    Pan American World Airways: provides full service round-trip flights to destinations all over the world. Headquarters: Miami, Florida

AGRICULTURE and AGRIBUSINESS.... agriculture attache (foreign service), agricultural broker, agricultural engineer, agricultural research chemist, agricultural economist, commodity broker, farm realtor, horticultuaralist

    International businesses in this field
    American Cyanamid:
     co-develops, manufactures and markets agricultural products. Headquarters: New Jersey. Subsidiaries: Brazil, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain
    Nestle S.A.: produces and manufactures foods, refrigerated projects, and confectionery. Headquarters: Switzerland. Subsidiaries: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, USA
    Cigna Worldwide, INC: insurance agents, brokers and related services. Headquarters: Georgia. Subsidiaries: Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain

BUSINESS and FINANCE.... accountant, administration, hotel or restaurant manager, interviewer, human resource director, personnel recruiter, systems analyst or specialist, economist, stock broker, marketing consultant, marketing research analyst, import-export agent, financial advisor, foreign exchange trader, insurance agent, sales representative
    International businesses in this field

    Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith: securities, commodities and related services. Headquarters: New York. Subsidiaries: Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain
    Bausch and Lomb: manufacture and market healthcare and optical products. Headquarters: New York. Subsidiaries: Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain
    RJR Nabisco: manufactures, and distributes various food and tobacco products. Headquarters: New York. Subsidiaries: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Spain

COMMUNICATIONS and the MEDIA.... foreign correspondent, corporate spokesperson, journalist, editor, interpreter, translator, media buyer, marketing director, advertising agent , film producer or director, publisher, public relations specialist, literary agent, overseas operator, radio commentator, sports agent
    International businesses in this field
    Time Warner, INC.: magazine and book publishing, recorded music and music publishing, film, cable and television programming. Headquarters: New York. Subsidiaries: Brazil, Canada, France, Germany
    CBS INC.: radio and television broadcasting. Head quarters: New York. Subsidiaries: Canada, France, Germany, Spain
    Burson-Marsteller: consults in areas of public relations and public affairs, counseling and communication. Headquarters: New York. Subsidiaries: Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Spain
    Readers Digest: Publishing Company. Headquarters: New York. Subsidiaries: Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Portugal, Russia

BANKING and FOREIGN TRADE.... banker, loan officer, foreign exchange trader, export manager, international lawyer, overseas sales representative, fashion buyer, international consultant, bilingual secretary

    International businesses in this field

    Levi Strauss and Company: manufacture of clothing for men, women and children. Headquarters: California. Subsidiaries: Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain
    Benetton Group: design, production and distribution of clothing, accessories and footwear for men, women and children. Headquarters: Italy. Subsidiaries: France, Germany, Spain, USA
    Ing. C. Olivetti and C, Spa: data processing systems, engineering, training and consulting. Headquarters: Italy. Subsidiaries: Canada, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, USA

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.... engineer, chemist, physicist, geologist, anthropologist, archeologist, biologist, oceanographer, geneticist, energy researcher, astronomer, botanist, pharmacist, doctor, registered nurse, computer programmer, computer systems specialist, information systems manager, computer liaison specialist, computer network director, data base manager, data communications programmer

    International businesses in this field

    Apple Computer INC: manufacture and sale of personal computers and peripherals. Headquarters: California. Subsidiaries: Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Portugal, Spain
    Johnson and Johnson: manufactures health care, pharmaceuticals and baby products. Headquarters: New Jersey. Subsidiaries: Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain
    Sony Corporation: telecommunications, information systems, and consumer electronics. Headquarters: Japan. Subsidiaries: Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, USA

GOVERNMENT.... foreign service officer, enforcement specialist, technical specialist, medical care specialist, administrative specialist, legal advisor, associate director of educational and human affairs, US travel and tourism administration, foreign agricultural service, AID consultant. CIA officer, national security officer, translator, interpreter, customs official, Peace Corps

Governmental organizations in these fields Federal Job information Center: 1900 E Street N.W., Washington D.C., 20415
General Recruitment Branch: Recruitment division, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. 20520
Office of Foreign Personnel: U.S.Department of Commerce, room 3226, Washington, D.C. 20230
Agency for International Development: Recruitment division, Office of Human Resources Development and Management, room 50, SA-2. Washington, D.C.205230222
Central Intelligence Agency: P.O. box 1255, Dept., IEH, Pittsburgh, PA 15230