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Language and Culture

You've done your research, created a network, and beefed up your resume. Now it's time to hit the job market. The list below shows some organizations that often recruit IU graduates from language and culture majors. This list also shows some organizations where recent language and culture graduates have gone to work. Remember that an education in these majors can prepare you for a number of careers.

Potential Employers

  • AllWorld Language Consultants - Linguist, Translator, and Interpreter positions
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - Sales/Event Coordinator and Language positions
  • American Enterprise Institute - Language and Culture positions
  • Kalu Yala - Community Outreach and English as a Second Language (ESL) positions
  • U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division - Wage and Hour Investigator positions
  • Jay Pritzker Academy - International Teaching positions
  • International Education Services - International Teaching positions
  • Aclipse - International Teaching positions
  • AST - International Teaching positions
  • Chicago Public Schools-Office of School Improvement - Language Teacher positions

Job Search Sites

These sites post jobs that relate directly to analysis, statistics, and math. Remember to use these sites in addition to your network of people to maximize your chance of finding good opportunities. Many of the professional associations listed in the Meet People tab will post industry-specific jobs. Look for a page titled “careers,“ “jobs,“ “employment,“ or “opportunities."

  • Translation
  • Transcription
  • Reporting
  • Research
  • Global
  • Analyst
  • Cryptology
  • Advocacy
  • Development
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Teach
  • Planning

Organization & Company Research Resources

When you're preparing for a job interview, it pays to do your research. Use the resources here to learn about an organization's history, business, and culture. Once you have a good understanding of what the company's about, formulate a list of questions to ask during your interview. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the job and give you a deeper understanding of what to expect if you're hired.

IUB Library's Collection of Company Research Links

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  • What experience have you had being immersed in a culture other than your own?
  • What do you think is the role of language in the world today?
  • Are you comfortable with native speakers of ____  language/____ country/culture? Explain why or why not.
  • What effects has globalization had on language and culture throughout the world?

Insider Tips

  • Travel internationally as much as possible and market it on your resume.
  • Expand your language skills in every way possible.
  • Market any volunteer or community service work you’ve done.

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