On Wednesday 27th November over 60 CLAS students attended a session run by Diane Appleton from the Careers & Employability Service entitled “What to do with your degree in languages”. The session’s aim was to help students consider why employers want to recruit language graduates and how languages can add value to a wide range
of companies. Students were encouraged to think about careers outside of traditional language fields through a series of case studies from our graduates, who are using languages in their jobs. Research shows that 70% of graduates only speak one language so the CLAS students who attended the session now know how valuable their degree will be. As one of the graduates said in her case study: “Since graduating I’ve worked at 4 different companies, each of which employed me because of my language skills. My experience so far shows that foreign languages are in very high demand”.
Good luck in your job search!