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    Careers in Languages and Literatures

    Languages & Literatures

    Department Resources


    Contacts


    Marilyn Durham
    Department Chair
    Phone: (262) 472-5050
    Location: Laurentide 3207

    Peter Hoff
    Foreign Language Coordinator
    Phone: (262) 472-1591
    Location:  

    Mary Orval
    Academic Dept Assoc
    Phone: (262) 472-1036
    Location: Laurentide 3209

    Careers in Languages and Literatures

    Careers in English

    Because it provides a broad knowledge base, flexible communication skills, critical thinking abilities and an understanding of human nature, the English major prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities. Students in non-teaching emphases are encouraged to minor in applied fields such as business, public relations or journalism to complement the major. In recent years, English majors have found positions in the following areas:

    • Writing and editing for magazines, newspapers, and publishing companies
    • Technical writing
    • Management training and personnel
    • Public relations and advertising
    • Sales and customer service
    • Research
    • State and federal government
    • Teaching at the secondary or middle school level
    • Teaching English as a second language to adults, either abroad through the Peace Corps, or through bridge programs and corporate workplace programs

    Careers in Spanish

    Foreign languages alone or in conjunction with other disciplines allow students to choose from numerous career paths. UW-Whitewater has long been a training center for foreign language teachers in the state, and high-level language proficiency can lead to work in the fields of interpreting and translation as well. Working knowledge of a foreign language, when combined with another major, also makes the job candidate more marketable in diverse areas such as:

    • Governmental service
    • Law
    • Social work
    • International business
    • Librarianship
    • Journalism
    • Health professions

    Careers in German

    Foreign languages alone or in conjunction with other disciplines allow students to choose from numerous career paths. UW-Whitewater has long been a training center for foreign language teachers in the state, and high-level language proficiency can lead to work in the fields of interpreting and translation as well. Working knowledge of a foreign language, when combined with another major, also makes the job candidate more marketable in diverse areas such as:

    • Governmental service
    • Law
    • Social work
    • International business
    • Librarianship
    • Journalism
    • Health professions

    Careers in French

    Foreign languages alone or in conjunction with other disciplines allow students to choose from numerous career paths. UW-Whitewater has long been a training center for foreign language teachers in the state, and high-level language proficiency can lead to work in the fields of interpreting and translation as well. Working knowledge of a foreign language, when combined with another major, also makes the job candidate more marketable in diverse areas such as:

    • Governmental service
    • Law
    • Social work
    • International business
    • Librarianship
    • Journalism
    • Health professions

    Location

    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

    Contact

    Office of the Dean
    Phone: (262) 472-1621
    E-mail: lamkinn@uww.edu

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