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Major-to-Career Connector

Have you ever wondered what your college major should be for a Language career? 

IWU has compiled over 10,000 of our alumni's career biographies and paired them with their major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. You may be interested to see that Illinois Wesleyan alumni work in virtually any career field you can imagine, and that a college major doesn't always coincide with a specific career. Have fun exploring your many options at Illinois Wesleyan!  

Language Careers

Teach languages in the US or abroad

Intelligence Analyst

Design language programs

Country Risk Analyst

Lead groups of students on excursions abroad

Intelligence Agent

Run study abroad programs on-site

Security Researcher

Assess cross-cultural learning

Foreign Service Officer or Diplomat     

Conduct empirical research in Spanish

Join the military as a linguist


Market size of the global language services industry from 2009 to 2019 bar graph depicts that in 2009 the market size was $23.5 billion. The graph increases every year with the last year as 2019 with a market size of $49.6 billion

Jessie Dixon - Chair of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures and Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Department - World Languages, Literatures And Cultures