Careers & Alumni

Fluency in another language and experiencing other cultures are skills that open up a world of possibilities now and in the future. 

The demand for bilingual and multilingual graduates has never been higher, especially as the world becomes more interconnected and diverse. In California alone the Hispanic or Latino community now represents 39.4% of people who live in the state — a jump from 37.6% in 2010 

Language skills and an international understanding of cultural, ethnic, and racial issues can be applied to a wide range of careers in several industries, and to whatever you decide to do in life.

Related Job Titles

The following list is not meant to be all inclusive; many other job alternatives and titles may exist. Many of the job titles listed require further education.

  • Customs Officer/Inspector
  • ESL/EFL Teacher
  • Immigration Specialist
  • Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • NGO Administrator/Director
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Language Specialists
  • International Relations Officer
  • Journalist/Correspondent
  • Travel Agent
  • Travel Writer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Business Consultant
  • International Sales
  • Community Organizer
  • Bilingual Customer Service
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Economic Analyst
  • Market Researcher/ Analyst
  • lntercultural Communications Specialist
  • Community Outreach


Marketable Skills

Project Development

  • Understanding other cultures
  • Sensitivity to others
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Clarifying others' thoughts and ideas
  • Adapting ideas/Weighing values


  • Translating ideas/languages Memorizing
  • Speaking to groups
  • Explaining other cultures
  • Writing clearly and expressing thoughts


  • Perception of word patterns and structures
  • Symbol formation
  • Analyzing content
  • Gathering information
  • Summarizing
  • Comparing ideas/translations
  • Project development and follow through
  • Attention to detail