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How Can You Illustrate Skills On Your Resume? One Example: Writing Professional Emails in a Foreign Language

When it comes to resume prep, “show, don’t tell” is an important mantra.  In other words, don’t list things in a “Skills” section. Instead, describe how you use those skills elsewhere on your resume. For example, if you were treasurer … Continue reading

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How Can Spanish Course Content Lead to a Job?

Every spring I teach a “Spanish for the Professions” course at the University of Chicago that is a special section of the final course in the second year sequence. Students are required to create a website and post some of … Continue reading

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Integrating Career Preparation into Language Courses

Language Educators: Are you looking for some light summer reading? The digital short, “Integrating Career Preparation into Language Courses” (don’t forget to use the discount count for 30% off) is a practical guide full of specific activities to integrate into … Continue reading

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How to Incorporate Foreign Languages into Job Search Materials: A Resume-Writing Workshop

This year I rolled out a new workshop entirely on resume writing, per the request of the Head of Department at Arcadia University, Jojo Lucena (we studied abroad together more than 20 years ago). Normally, I work with students to … Continue reading

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“Developing Your Cover Letter and Elevator Pitch:” A Job Search Webinar from McGraw Hill

McGraw Hill regularly sponsors a webinar series on the college to career transition, which aligns with a lot of the work I do.  To see the offerings, follow this link.  I will be presenting “Developing Your Cover Letter and Elevator … Continue reading

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Is There Room for Languages for Specific Purposes in the Humanities?

THE HUMANITIES UNDER FIRE These are not the best of times for the humanities in general and foreign languages in particular.  Budget cuts are the norm on college campuses.  Universities depend on endowments for funding and when that money goes … Continue reading

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New Titles for Language Educators from Georgetown University Press

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