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Careers in German

Students majoring in German study one of the major languages of the world and are prepared in language, culture and literature. Primary emphasis for German majors is on German speaking countries in Germany, Austria, and a large part of Switzerland. German is also spoken as a first or second language in several countries in Eastern Europe. Having a greater sense of the German culture and language prepares students for professions in government, politics, international relations and business, banking, trade, travel, or a host of other related professions. Many companies in the United States and abroad are looking for employees who speak more than one language. Even if students don’t use his or her ability to speak German, the cultural awareness gained is a transferable skill that will be highly prized. 

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Careers in Russian

With Russian being the language of approximately 150 million people, students majoring in Russian study one of the major languages of the world. Primary emphasis for Russian majors is on Russian speaking countries found in Eastern Europe and countries in the former Soviet Union. The undergraduate program in Russian is designed to provide students with communicative proficiency in the Russian language and knowledge of important aspects of Russian culture. Having a greater sense of the Russian culture, these students are prepared for professions in government, politics, international relations and business, banking, trade, travel, or a host of other related professions. In fact, many companies in the United States and abroad are looking for employees who speak more than one language. The cultural awareness gained is a transferable skill that will be highly prized. 

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