Career Preparation

Prepare for an exciting career

Because our majors have a strong background in languages, cultures, and literatures, a wide variety of careers is available to them. You can begin to explore your options early in your undergraduate years by making an appointment with a career coach at the Walter Center for Career Achievement.

Students with proficiency in Slavic and East European languages and cultures are well prepared to work in federal, state, and local government; management, scientific, and consulting services; law, finance, and insurance; and education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for interpreters and translators is expected to grow in the future.

Some students choose to go on to graduate school. You can explore various IU options to learn more about advanced learning opportunities in the field. An undergraduate honors designation enhances your readiness for graduate or professional school.

Federal agencies regularly visit the IU campus to conduct recruitment sessions. These provide the opportunity to talk with representatives and recruiters from agencies such as the CIA, FBI, and NSA.

Talk with our faculty, your academic advisor, career coach, and other students to gain insights into the career paths taken by graduates of our department.