Career Development

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Studying a language offers students incredible opportunities to travel, explore and grow as an individual, as a language student and as a future employee. There are many diverse career pathways for current and future graduates of the Memorial University Department of French and Spanish.

French Mobility Benefits in the Domestic and International Job Market

French is one of the most useful second languages you can acquire, and is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English. The Department of French and Spanish offers opportunities to study abroad including two programs in Saint-Pierre: the Frecker program and the exchange program with the Lycée d'État, both intended for students completing a first degree.  There is also the option of a third year in Nice.

Career Options: Teacher, translator, interpreter, civil servant, diplomatic service worker; a professional in business, communications, media, law, journalism, politics, art aviation or medicine.

Spanish Mobility Benefits in the Job Market

If you speak Spanish you can communicate with nearly 500 million people in the world! This means you will have greater job opportunities in the labour market. Spanish is the mother tongue of approximately 350 million people in 21 countries. Students taking language courses use the Multimedia Language Centre to complete assignments and to have additional practice reading, writing and listening in their language of study. There is an intensive Spanish Summer Program in La Coruña, Spain every few years and additional opportunities available to students eager to go global via Go Abroad. 

Career Options: Filmmaker, advertising manager, media specialist, banking correspondent, journalist, importer/exporter, foreign exchange trader, negotiator, court interpreter.

Career Development Resources for Arts Students: 

Arts Works4U Program

Study Abroad