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.
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- 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
- Park English - English as a Second Language (ESL) positions
- Burapha University International College (BUUIC) - International Teaching positions
- LanguageCorps - International Teaching positions
- Ningbo Wencheng International Student Internship Inc. - International Market Consult positions
- National Immigrant Justice Center - Administrator positions
- Beneath the Tree International, Inc. - Art Teacher positions
- Embassy of France - International Teaching positions
- Ameson Education and Cultural Exchange Foundation - International Teaching positions
- Citibank Taiwan, Ltd. - Management positions
- Allestra Recruiting - International Teaching 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."
Keywords for Job Search
As you use the web to search for more opportunities, get creative with the search terms you use. Try the list below to maximize your results.
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
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.
Common Interview Questions
Interviews can vary from one industry to another. Remember, interviewers are trying to assess your experience and your fit for a specific position, so depending on the position, your questions will vary greatly. This is a small sample of questions designed to help you understand the kind of field-specific questions you might be asked.
- 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?
- 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.