Monthly Archives: September 2013

When Should You Start Thinking About How Your Language Major Connects to Your Career?

Last week, I led the “Getting Started on Your Job Search with a Language Degree” workshop at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  All the students who attended were first-year students.  That is a great time to start thinking about connections … Continue reading

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Learn to Mine Your Language Experiences to Become a Standout Candidate in a Competitive Job Market–Watch this video.

Watch this video from a “Getting Started on Your Job Search with a Language Degree” workshop to see how students mine their experiences as a volunteer in a public elementary school and a tourist in Costa Rica to craft resume and cover letter … Continue reading

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What Makes You Unique?

This is a question that a client was recently asked in an interview. She had an amazing answer for that question. And she got the job.   But really all of your job search materials comes down to this question: … Continue reading

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How Can Majoring in a Language Help You Get the Job You Want When You Graduate?

That’s the question I went to the University of Florida to answer for the couple hundred students who attended the Major Event,  hosted by Gillian Lord, the Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. We know employers want … Continue reading

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What Does Developing Intercultural Competence Have To Do with Grief?

Last week I was reminded of an important meta-perspective on culture. I have always worked with culture… …for more than twenty years, I have been teaching university language students about the importance of intercultural competence. …with my private clients who … Continue reading

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