This is the last Blog for our Fabulous Lane Series. Before we say goodbye to those who have been reading this blog, we are going to share some information to those who are majoring in International Studies and Modern Foreign Languages. In the past couple weeks, we had given specific insight into a variety of majors which are offered here at OWU and I hope that they have helped some of you to jumpstart and think about what to do during the summer or after graduation.
For those who are majoring in Modern Foreign Languages, if you are planning to tutor the language that you have built an expertise on, check out Careerbuilder and search for ‘foreign language’ in the keywords section. When I did this a couple days ago, there were over 869 results. These jobs range from management to language tutors. In fact, more inline with the recent trend is that many students who graduated with a language diploma go on to teach English abroad. As I was talking to one of my friends who went to South Korea to teach English, he told me the compensation of native English speakers tends to be quite generous (housing is also sometimes provided) which allows you to save money and plan your next move. It’s also great to experience living in another country. If this sounds like something that you would like to pursue, check out International TEFL http://academy.com/Academy.com where it provides a holistic list of country profiles. This can be a handy guideline to research the country which you are interested in.
For those who are majoring in International Studies, check out the career page at Louisiana State University where it has a list of jobs ranging from U.S. government to non-profit organizations/private companies to multi-national banks. As the global economy is constantly emphasizing the ‘the one-world’ concept, majoring in International studies can give you an advantage.
Of course, while it is useful to do some research online with the help of readily available information, it is never a bad idea to consult professors in your field to see if they have any advice which may get you to the next step in your career. Again, a big key for jobs and internship searches is to reach out to as many people as you can.