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Careers & Outcomes

What can I do with a degree from Romance Languages & Literatures?

Our undergraduate programs in French, Italian, and Spanish, and the special major in Romance Languages & Literatures, include a compelling series of language, literature, culture and civilization courses that introduce students to the global Hispanic, Francophone and Italophone communities. The curriculum affords students the opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language, enrich their historical and cultural understanding, and acquaint themselves with influential intellectual, literary, and artistic traditions.

Students who major and minor in a foreign language graduate with top-notch communication skills. Our students don't only learn fluency in another language, but they also become immersed in global cultures, offering valuable professional skills today. Our students go on to pursue diverse interests around the world, from consulting and business, to education and the nonprofit sector, and careers in medicine, law, and more.

In recent years, 100% of our graduates have reported securing employment within 6 months of graduation.

Career Center Resources

One-On-One Advising

Perhaps the best resources at the Career Center are the counselors, who work with students individually to discuss your interests and goals, and brainstorm ideas for helping you achieve your goals. It's never too early in your college career to meet with one of these professionals. Whether you're interested in working internationally, beginning a corporate career, going to graduate school, or performing public service work after graduation, the counselors can help you decide the best plan of action.

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CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and por

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Resources and Tools

Whether you need assistance with writing a resume, applying for graduate school, or finding an internship, we are here to help!

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Outcome Data

Every year the Career Center at Washington University surveys the graduating class to gather information about their post-graduation plans. They've compiled data for the past 3 years so you can see exactly what our graduates have gone on to do immediately following graduation.

Outcome Data

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Alumni Profiles

Post-Grad Employers

French Majors

  • Fair Labor Association
  • Less Annoying CRM
  • Lionsgate
  • Macy's Merchandising Group
  • ScribeAmerica
  • Sierra Club
  • Starfish
  • Upper Limits Rock Gym & Pro Shop
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Italian Majors

  • Eagle Academy for Young Men
  • Expensify
  • Teach for America
  • Vatican

Spanish Majors

  • Atlantic Media Company
  • Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide
  • Capital One
  • Emory University
  • Google
  • Green Corps
  • HBK Engineering, LLC
  • Korn Ferry
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Smooth Talkers
  • Special Solutions LLC
  • Sudbury Extended Day
  • United States Tennis Association
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Graduate Schools

Baylor College of Medicine
Duke University
Medical College of Wisconsin
Ohio State University
NYU Sociology of Education
Stanford Law School
Tulane University
Vanderbilt University
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Idaho
University of Maryland
University of Washington - Seattle

Internships (Pre- and Post-Grad)


  • Amigos de las Americas
  • Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
  • Dr. Christine Petti
  • Global Economics Group
  • Hyde Square Task Force
  • Less Annoying CRM
  • Macy's Merchandising Group
  • The St. Louis Mosaic Project
  • Uganda Development and Health Associates
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • William J. MacDonald Productions


  • Alexander Dawson School
  • Asan Medical Center
  • Center for Excellence Research
  • Children's Hospital
  • Chulalougkom Hospital
  • City of Philadelphia
  • EMC
  • HLK
  • L'Oreal USA, Inc.
  • MyTeeVee
  • Sage Corps
  • St. Louis Crisis Nursery
  • Stoneturn Group
  • The STEEP Network
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Vingle
  • Washington Office on Latin America
  • Washington University in St. Louis

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