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					 Description:
 Modern Language Combination may consist of French, German or Spanish as a first language and any of those three, as well
 as Italian, as a second language. Native speakers or students who have received advanced education abroad must substitute
 select classes. UCF offers a B.A. in Modern Language Combination.

 French consists of 36 credit hours in advanced language, cultural, film, and literary studies of the French speaking world. All
 courses are taught in French. Native speakers or students who have received advanced education abroad must substitute
 select classes. UCF offers a B.A. in French.

 Spanish consists of 36 credit hours in advanced language, cultural, film, and literary studies of the Spanish speaking world. All
 courses are taught in Spanish. Native speakers or students who have received advanced education abroad must substitute
 select classes. UCF offers a B.A. in Spanish.

                                            What can I do with this degree?
             Areas                               Employers                                         Strategies
                                                                             Develop fluency in a second language. Seek out any
                                                                                opportunity to converse with native speakers to
                                                                                better learn the language.
                                                                             Learn a third language for increased job
Interpretation/Translation:
                                                                                opportunities. Some languages such as Middle
Interpretation (Simultaneous &
                                   Freelance                                    Eastern or Asian ones are in more demand than
  Consecutive)
                                   Educational services                         others.
Business
                                   Business services                         Gain experience through internships or
Conference
                                   Government agencies                          volunteering.
Escort/Guide
                                   Healthcare organizations                  Seek certification or accreditation from an
Judiciary (Court)
                                   International organizations                  interpretation/translation organization.
Translation
                                   Nonprofit and social service              Learn to listen to one language while speaking
Legal
                                     organizations                              another at the same time.
Literary
                                   Courts                                    Develop aptitude with computers and the Internet.
Localization
                                   Publishers                                Interpreters and translators who have expertise in
Machine
                                   Libraries                                    a particular area such as law or medicine may
Medical
                                                                                find more opportunities.
Technical
                                                                             Learn to work well under stress.
                                                                             Most people who work in this field freelance. Show
                                                                                ability, initiative and motivation as this is a very
                                                                                competitive field.

                                                                             Take courses in hotel/restaurant administration or
                                   Tour and excursion companies
                                                                               recreation and tourism management.
                                   Travel agencies
                                                                             Get a part-time job in a hotel or restaurant to gain
Travel and Tourism:                Hotels/Motels
                                                                               experience.
Translation/Interpretation         Resorts
                                                                             Spend some time abroad to learn about various
Airline Services                   Restaurants
                                                                               cultures and traditions.
Management                         Airlines/Airports
                                                                             Brush up on your knowledge of geography.
Booking and Reservations           Cruise lines
                                                                             Consider attending a travel and tourism school.
Travel Services/Guidance           Railroads
                                                                             Develop office skills like working with computers.
Ecotourism                         Bus lines
                                                                             Show an attention to detail.
                                   Convention centers
                                                                             Read international newspapers to keep up with
                                   Chambers of commerce
                                                                               overseas developments.
                                 Federal government organizations
                                    including:                             The government is one of the largest employers of
                                 Overseas aid agencies                        people with foreign language skills. Consider
                                 Intelligence and law enforcement             studying a critical need language for the greatest
                                    agencies:                                 number of opportunities.
                                    Federal Bureau of Investigation        Complete an internship with a federal agency and
Government:
                                    Central Intelligence Agency               maintain a high gpa to be a more competitive
Translation/Interpretation
                                    Drug Enforcement Administration           candidate.
Language Analysis
                                 Department of State                       Learn government job application procedures. Plan
Linguistics
                                 Homeland Security including:                 to apply early and inquire frequently about job
Diplomacy
                                    US Customs and Border Patrol              vacancies.
Civil Service
                                    US Citizenship and Immigration         Participate in campus organizations and activities
Foreign Service
                                         Services                             that promote interaction with international
Immigration/Naturalization
                                 Department of Defense including:             students.
Customs
                                    US Armed Forces                        Attend a specialized school that teaches foreign
Intelligence
                                    National Guard                            languages for additional training.
Security and Protection
                                    National Security Agency               Live abroad and gain knowledge of politics and
Law Enforcement
                                 Department of Commerce                       economics to prepare for a career in this field.
Journalism/Broadcasting
                                 Agency for International Development      Increase knowledge of geography, history, and
                                    (USAID)                                   international affairs.
                                 Peace Corps, VISTA, Americorps            Join the armed forces as a way to get experience.
                                 Library of Congress                       Consider earning a graduate degree for more job
                                 Voice of America                             opportunities.
                                 US District Courts

Industry and Commerce:
                                 Banks and financial institutions          Supplement coursework with business classes or
Translation/Interpretation
                                 Import/Export companies                     earn a business minor.
Banking/Finance
                                 International companies including:        Develop international competency by living and
Sales
                                 Foreign firms operating in the US           working abroad and by interacting with
Customer Services
                                 US firms operating in foreign countries     international students on campus.
Manufacturing
                                 Manufacturers                             Get involved in student organizations and seek
Logistics and Transportation
                                 Retail stores                               leadership roles.
Engineering/Technical
                                 Environmental firms                       Research which companies do business with the
Computer and Software Services
                                 Consulting agencies                         countries in which your language of study is
Operations Management
                                 Sports organizations                        spoken. Be prepared to start in a position in the
Consulting
                                 Telecommunications companies                US working for a firm with an overseas presence.
Importing/Exporting
                                 Computer and software firms                 Very few entry level positions are available in
Administrative Services
                                 Advertising agencies                        international business.
Advertising and Marketing
                                 Professional associations                 Some jobs will require graduate degrees in fields
Human Resources
                                 Law firms                                   such as business, law, or related areas.
Law

Arts, Media, Entertainment:      Museums                                   Learn about the customs /culture of the country in
Advertising and Marketing        Foreign news agencies                        which your language of study is primarily spoken.
Translation/Interpretation       Book publishers                           Supplement coursework with related classes such
Journalism/Broadcasting          Newspapers                                   journalism, photography, art, etc.
Photography                      Magazines                                 Spend time studying or working abroad.
Writing                          TV networks                               Complete internships in your field of interest.
Publishing/Editing               Radio stations                            Work at campus and local newspapers or radio and
Public Relations                 Film companies                               television stations.
Performing                       Recording companies                       Read international newspapers to keep up with
Film Making                      Internet media companies                     developments overseas.
Museum Work                      Advertising firms                         Listen to foreign broadcasts.
                                                                                Obtain state teacher licensure for K-12 teaching.
                                                                                Earn a graduate degree for college or university
                                                                                  teaching opportunities.
                                                                                Develop superior written and oral communication
                                                                                  skills in the English language including proper
Service and Education:
                                                                                  sentence structure and comprehensive
Translation/Interpretation
                                                                                  vocabulary.
Teaching
                                   K-12 schools, public and private             Minor or double major in another subject that you
Tutoring
                                   Universities/Colleges                          could also teach.
Educational Administration
                                   Pre-schools                                  Get experience as a teaching assistant or tutor.
  Including:
                                   Professional language schools                Become familiar with the cultural base of your
Student Affairs
                                   English language institutes                    language (literature, art, politics, etc.) as well as
Study Abroad Programs
                                   Overseas dependents' schools                   with cultural traditions.
International Houses or Cultural
                                   Foreign study exchange programs              Consider teaching English as a foreign language
  Centers
                                   Libraries                                      (overseas). Research courses and certifications
International Student Services
                                   Adult education programs                       for teaching English to non-native speakers.
Linguistics
                                   Religious and volunteer organizations        Volunteer with government programs such as
Civil Service
                                   International organizations                    VISTA or community programs such as ESL
Social Work
                                   Law enforcement agencies                       classes.
Mission Work
                                   Social service agencies                      Work abroad through volunteer programs or
Library Science
                                   Nonprofit organizations                        missions.
Health Services
                                   Hospitals                                    Plan to take both written and oral examinations to
Counseling
                                                                                  become an interpreter.
Nonprofit or Public Interest Law
                                                                                Notify local hospitals, schools, and chambers of
Research
                                                                                  commerce of your availability to translate or
                                                                                  interpret for international visitors.
                                                                                Earn a graduate degree in a field of speciality, e.g.
                                                                                  Student Affairs Administration, counseling, or
                                                                                  law.
                             Chart adapted from the Career Planning staff of Career Services at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville



     Helpful Exploration Websites:                                                     Gaining Experience:
     UCF Modern Languages & Literatures:                                               Career Services:
      http://mll.cah.ucf.edu/                                                          https://career.ucf.edu
     FYAE Major Exploration Program:                                                   Experiential Learning:
     https://decidingknights.sdes.ucf.edu                                              http://www.coop.ucf.edu/
     Careers in Languages:                                                             Study Abroad with UCF:
     http://lrc.wfu.edu/careersinlanguages/                                            http://studyabroad.ucf.edu/
     International Career Resources:                                                   United Nations Volunteers:
     http://www.duke.edu/%7Elpmaskel/intl_general.html                                  http://www.unv.org/
     American Translators Association:                                                 Peace Corps:
     http://www.atanet.org/                                                            http://www.peacecorps.gov/
     National Security Agency:
     http://www.nsa.gov/careers/
                                                   Related Careers:
    Accountant                            Fund-Raiser                                   Politician
    Advertising Manager                   Human Resources Director                      Production Supervisor
    Advertising Copywriter                Importer/Exporter                             Professor
    Archivist                             Intelligence Researcher                       Proofreader
    Art Dealer                            Intelligence Specialist                       Public Health Administrator
    Banking Correspondent                 International Account Manager                 Publishing Specialist
    Bilingual Officers/Clerks & Tellers   International Banking Officer                 Quality Control Supervisor
    Bilingual Educator                    International Conference Planner              Radio/TV Announcer
    Civil Service Employee                International Consultant                      Reporter
    Consultant                            International Hotel Administrator             Salesperson
    Copywriter                            International Trade Economist                 Scientific Linguist
    Court Interpreter                     International Trade Specialist                Scientific Translator/Interpreter
    Cultural Officer                      Interpreter                                   Senior Credit Analyst
    Customs /Immigration Officer          Investment Analyst                            Sports Agent
    Drug Enforcement Agent                Journalist                                    Teacher
    Editor                                Lawyer                                        Telecommunications Sales
    Escort/Interpreter/Guide              Linguist                                      TESO/ESL Teacher
    FBI Agent                             Media Specialist                              Theme Designer
    Filmmaker                             Missionary                                    Travel Agent Tour Organizer
    Finance Director                      Museum Curator                                Translator
    Financial Planning Associate          Musician                                      Transport Equipment Manager
    Foreign Diplomat                      National Security Agent                       Travel Writer
    Foreign Correspondent                 Negotiator                                    UNESCO Official
    Foreign Exchange Trader               Overseas Personnel Manager                    Writer
    Foreign Service Officer               Peace Corps Volunteer
    Foreign Service Peacekeeper           Pharmaceutical Rep.
    Foreign Service Specialist            Pharmacist
    Foreign Social Worker

                        You may need additional education or experience for some of these positions




                                                Contact Information:
First Year Advising and Exploration                Career Services                  College of Arts and Humanities
        Howard Phillips Hall 116                 Ferrell Commons 185                        Colbourn Hall 202
            (407) 823-3789                          (407) 823-2361                           (407)823-3312
           fy@mail.ucf.edu                       career@mail.ucf.edu                       cahsa@mail.ucf.edu




                                                   University of Central Florida
                                               First Year Advising and Exploration
                                                          Career Services
                                          Student Development and Enrollment Services

				
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