Common Career Titles for Foreign Language from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Adult Literacy and GED Teachers
Career and Technical Education Teachers
High School Teachers
Interpreters and Translators
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
Middle School Teachers
Special Education Teachers
Writers and Authors
Other Job Titles:
Bilingual Substance Abuse Counselor
Bilingual Office Administrator
Foreign Exchange Trader
Foreign Service Jobs
Foreign Social Worker
Tour Guide Escort
Additional Resources - Careers in Foreign Languages
Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:
Log in to Vault.com (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide
Internships and Research Opportunities
Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions for all candidates, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Interpreter and Translator Related Questions:
With what type of people do you have the most difficulty working?
Do you have a certain area of specialization or do you work on generic translation projects of many types?
What type of ethical dilemmas have you encountered as a translator and how did you deal with those?
How well can you understand different dialects and accents?
What would you do if you were interpreting and a person said something that you did not agree with or found upsetting?
What would you do if you were interpreting and a person used gestures which are not understood in the culture of the other person?
When you are interpreting, do you try to establish a relationship with the person or do you try to keep the relationship formal and more detached?
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.
The Career Center
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