ACADEMICS

  • Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    with a World Languages Degree

    Our department offers internships that promote connections between Worcester State University and the business, social, and cultural resources of the local community. Through an internship, you’ll hone your skills, gain valuable professional experience, and make the kinds of connections that lead to future employment. World Languages students have completed internships in a variety of settings, including health-care organizations, schools, non-profit organizations, and state and federal agencies. This is why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment.

    Sample Internship Sites

    • Boston Children’s Hospital
    • Centro Las Americas
    • Council of Churches
    • Latino Education Institute at WSU
    • Nanotech
    • Santander Bank
    • Telegram & Gazette
    • UMass Medical Center
    • U.S. Army
    • Worcester Police Department
    • Worcester Public Schools

    Whether you choose to enter graduate school or the workforce after graduation, you will have the knowledge and practical experience you need to succeed. In fact, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both. A bachelor's degree in Spanish enables you to earn a median annual salary that ranges from:

    Other Sample Careers

    • Businessperson
    • Legal services coordinator
    • Nurse
    • Social worker
  • Glennys Fuentes

    Glennys Fuentes Testimonial
    Class of 2017
    Spanish major; Spanish for the Professions and global studies concentrations; economics minor
    Career goal: Use my Spanish-language skills to help people
    Activities: Spanish Club 

    Glennys Fuentes created a brochure on community gardens for Worcester’s Spanish-speaking residents for the city’s Community Health Improvement Plan. She researched gardening concepts and cultivation tips to ensure the brochure would be relevant for this audience. There’s more to translating than choosing the right words. “Translation also has to do with keeping the meaning of or the sense of the text in English. You have to convey that in Spanish, so it’s kind of challenging, especially if there’s technical words” she says.

  • CONTACT US

    World Languages
    Sullivan Academic Center
    Suite  S-303 and S-304
    508-929-8154