It is important to understand that employers hire people, not degrees. The skills and knowledge you develop as a result of your education, as well as in your work and community activities, have the greatest impact on hiring decisions. Listed below are some specific knowledge and transferable skills you will acquire as a result of your university education and your focus on Languages.
Specific Knowledge Skills
Valuable Transferable Skills
Information-gathering and Communication Skills
Thinking, Planning and Organizational Skills
Teamwork and Management Skills
Career Options (Samples Only. Additional education, training or experience may be required.)
|Advertising Copy Writer
Community Activities Planner
Community Relations Manager
Exchange Program Co-ordinator
Film Translator (Dubbing)
Foreign Exchange Trader
Foreign Services Officer
International Account Manager
International Hotel Administrator
Literacy Program Co-ordinator
|Multicultural Relations Manager
Student Housing Co-ordinator
Trade Show Organizer
Law Enforcement Organizations
Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario - atio.on.ca
The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers - caslt.org
Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council - cttic.org
Chartered Institute of Linguists - ciol.org.uk
International Federation of Translators - fit-ift.org
International Association of Conference Interpreters - aiic.ca
Are you interested in learning first hand about the careers our alumni have successfully pursued? Connect with Laurier alumni through the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) program. Participating alumni represent a variety of disciplines, careers and industries.
In addition, the Career Centre has compiled Career Profiles from Laurier alumni. Read about their career paths and how their experiences have led them to their current roles.
This resource is available at the Career Resource Centre.