Results and Outcomes

As today’s world becomes increasingly more global, the need for precise and effective communication of the languages of the world has never been greater.  A bachelor’s degree in the varied foreign languages and literatures offered at SJU provides important training and can lead to numerous careers in education, communications/media and a wide range of other fields.

Foreign languages and literatures graduates from Saint Joseph’s are no exception. They have gone on to successful careers on many levels. Some of the positions recent graduates have accepted include:

  • Assistant Manager
  • Community Organizer
  • Latin Teacher    
  • Reference Librarian
  • Secondary Spanish Teacher
  • Fulbright Scholar

Well-known businesses continue to recruit and hire Saint Joseph’s foreign languages and literatures graduates on an annual basis. Among the more recent are Merion Mercy Academy, New York Public Library, and the U.S. Department of State Fulbright Program.

Other students choose to take their education to the next level and enter graduate school. Recent undergraduates have gone on to further study at, among other institutions, Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Virginia.

Foreign languages and literatures graduates possess a critical skill which they can apply to a variety of fields in a variety of exciting positions. In the most recent survey year (2009)[1], the average starting salary for a Saint Joseph’s foreign languages and literatures graduate was $37,500.

Chosen Career Paths

[1] Based on 1 respondent to CDC survey