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Careers for Language Majors & Minors

Careers for Language majors and minors


 World Languages Alumni Showcase

  • Chris Schackenberg- German Speaking Flight Attendant for United Airlines
    Chris Schnackenberg

  • Charlene Borba

  • Oana Rhodes

  • Skylar Jett

  • Annie Hesp

  • China Night 2017

Work by WL Alumni

The following positions are held or have been held by Boise State University students graduating with a language major or minor:

Business & Finance
Bilingual Field Interviewer, Westat, San Diego, California
Brokerage Assistant, Colliers International, Boise, Idaho
Category Manager, Advantage Sales & Marketing,
Pleasanton, California
Commercial Loan Broker, Business Owner, Allegiant Commercial Finance
Force Integration Readiness NCO
International Finance and Tax Consultant
International Sales, PakSense
Retail Manager, Stronks and Sons Do It Best, Ashton, Idaho
Sales representative/Account Manager, Fisher's Technology
Sales Services Representative, DJM Sales & Marketing, Garden City, Idaho
Sales/Logistics Administrator (Latin America), Boise Cascade Company, Boise, Idaho
Staff Accountant at Pulliam & Associates, Boise, Idaho
Trademark Analyst and Trainer, Avantiq Usa Llc, Boise, Idaho
International Trade Specialist, Idaho Department of Commerce., Boise, Idaho

Public Relations, Communications, & Consulting
Administrative Assistant at The Pursuit Church, Boise, Idaho
Ads Quality Rater in French, ZeroChaos
Category Manager, Advantage Sales & Marketing , Pleasanton CA
Certifying Official for Veteran Services, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Communications Associate, Strategies 360
Customer Service Representative, T-Mobile, Meridian, Idaho
Director of Virgina Tech, Camino de Santiago Study Abroad
Director of Virgina Tech, Costa Rica
Freelance Graphic Designer
Freelance Interpreter and Translator, Santiago, Chile
Freelance Spanish and English Translator
Graphic Designer for Positive Action as a Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer/Photographer, Maggie Sottero
Instructional Design Lead, Allen Communication Learning Services, Salt Lake City, Utah
Instructional Design Project Manager, CSU-Global Campus, Greenwood Village, Colorado
Instructional Designer And Adjunct Faculty, College Of Western Idaho, Nampa, Idaho Technical Writer, Adecco Technical, Boise, Idaho
Lead Evaluator & Employment Specialist
AVS - Meridian, Idaho
Marketing Specialist, Jackson Oil Company, Meridian, Idaho
Member Service Specialist, Idaho Central Credit Union
Sports Editor, Idaho State Journal, Pocatello, Idaho
Technical Writer, Aquent Studios, Boise, Idaho
Technical writer, TarrenPoint, Boise, Idaho
Writer and Media Person

Engineering & Science
Draftsman, DK Mullin Architects, Moscow, Idaho
Ethnographic Fieldworker for Doctoral Dissertation, Bosnia and Herzegovina
General Contractor, BlazeStone Construction
Nuclear Mechanic, United States Navy
Researcher, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Researcher, Think Tank Populari, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Spanish and Chinese Cryptologic Linguist

Tourism, Sports, Arts & Entertainment
Assistant Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Boise Airport, US
Assistant Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Downtown Boise, US
Assistant Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gatwick Airport, London, UK
Ballet Instructor, Dance Connection, Windham, New Hampshire
Costume Director, Ballet Idaho, Boise, Idaho
Education Specialist, Idaho State Historical Society, Boise, Idaho
Flight Attendant, Alaska Airlines
Management Assistant, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Gatwick Airport, UK
Management Assistant, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Tonbridge, UK
Position with Idaho State Historical Society, Boise, Idaho
Tour Director Supervisor, Holland America & Princess Cruise Lines, Alaska & Canada

Medicine, Nursing, Health & Pharmacy
Adult Programs Manager for Adult Developmental Therapy and Residential Habilitation, Community Connections, Inc.
Clinical Laboratory Assistant, St Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise ID
Community Based Rehabilitation Specialist, CenterPointe, Nampa, Idaho
Community Based Rehabilitation Specialist, Community Outreach Counseling LLC
Contract Spanish and Romanian Interpreter, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, Idaho
Cultural and Language Services / Health Window Program Coordinator, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, Idaho
Developmental Therapist, Community Partnerships of Idaho
Independent Contractor and Spanish Medical Interpreter, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho
Medical Scribe for Emergency Medicine of Idaho, St. Luke's Emergency Departments Treasure Valley, Idaho
Medical Technologist, Lawrence and Memorial Cancer Center in affiliation with Dana Farber Community Cancer Care, Waterford CT
Medical Technologist, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London CT
Nanny in a German Speaking Household, Portland, Oregon
NCCCP (National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program) Cultural and Linguistic Coordinator, St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise, Idaho
Psychosocial Rehab Therapist, CenterPoint, Nampa
Secretary/Scheduler/Spanish and Romanian Interpreter, St. Luke's Health System, Boise, Idaho
Unit clerk/Nurse assistant, St Luke's Medical Center, Boise, Idaho

Law, Diplomacy, Government & Non-Profit
Diplomatic Affairs & International Trade Specialist , Idaho Department of Commerce, Boise, Idaho
Human Resource Specialist Senior, Idaho State Department of Agriculture, Boise, Idaho
Idaho Army National Guard
Intern for the Kurdish Regional Government (Iraq), London, England
Kaplan Representative, Kaplan Bar Review, Andover, Massachusetts
Law School Newspaper Contributor, Andover, Massachusetts
Legal Assistant, Blender Law Office, Boise, Idaho
Paralegal for Law Office of Burke/Jaskot, Baltimore, Maryland
Prosecuting attorney, Ada County prosecutor's Office, Boise, Idaho
State and Federal Court Certified Interpreter, Boise, Idaho
TEFL Teacher Trainer, Peace Corps, Yalí, Jinotega, Nicaragua
Trade Analyst, Market Development Division at Idaho, State Department of Agriculture
Trail Crew Assistant Lead, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (Americorps) Steamboat Springs, CO
Trail Crew Lead, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps
Trail Crew Lead, United States Forest Service, Sawtooth National Forest

2nd grade teacher at Whittier Elementary (Boise Schools).
Academic Success Center Specialist, Notre Dame de Namur, Belmont, California
Adjunct Faculty in German, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Adjunct French Instructor, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Adjunct Instructor of German, BSU, Boise, Idaho
Adjunct Instructor of German, College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho
Adjunct Instructor of Spanish, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Adjunct Spanish Professor, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Administrative Assistant, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Administrative Assistant, High School Equivalency Program, Boise State University
Education Coordinator, Elementary Spanish Program, Boulder, Colorado
Education Programs Specialist, Basque Museum & Cultural Center, Boise, Idaho
English Instructor, Berlitz Company, Bremen, Germany
English Language Assistant, Collège Alain Gerbault, Laval, France
English Language Assistant, Collège Pierre Dubois, Laval, France
English Language Teaching Assistant, Fulbright Teaching Assistant Program Austria, Innsbruck, Austria
English Language Teaching Assistant, Qingdao Baishan School, Qingdao, China
English Second Language (ESL) Paraprofessional, Wendell High School, Wendell, Idaho
English Teacher, Colegio Liahona, Pucón, Chile
English Teaching Assistant, Vence, France
Enrollment Counselor, Boise State University
Euskera Instructor, Basque Museum, Boise, Idaho
French Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
German & Chinese teacher, Bettendorf High School, Bettendorf, Iowa
German & Chinese teacher, Meridian School District, Meridian, Idaho
German Contracts Liaison, Sybase (formerly ESI), Boise, ID
German instructor, City University of Seattle, Seattle, Washington
German Language Instructor, Berlitz International
German Language Instructor, CSUF Southern California
German Language Instructor, Fullerton College
German Language Instructor, Northwestern Student Exchange in Idaho
German Teacher, Nampa School District, Nampa High School
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Graduate Research and Teaching Associate, University of Arizona
Graduate Student Project Coordinator
Graduate Student Psychology Academic Adviser
Graduate Student Research Assistant
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Instructor of Spanish, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
High School Equivalency (HEP) Instructor at Community Council of Idaho, Burley, Idaho
Independent Learning Advisor (Pre-sessional course for international graduate students), University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Part-time teacher at the Boise Ikastola, a Basque Immersion Preschool in Boise, Idaho
Position with Boise State University - Veteran Services/Disability Services, Boise, Idaho
Private English/Spanish Teacher, Chile
Spanish Adjunct Instructor, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Spanish Lecturer, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Spanish Professor, Colorado Christian University, Online
Spanish Professor, Common Ground International, Denver, Colorado
Spanish Teacher and Assistant Cross Country Coach, Gooding High School. Gooding, Idaho.
Spanish Teacher and Basketball Coach, Boise School District
Spanish Teacher at Payette High school, Payette, Idaho
Spanish Teacher at Skyview High School, Nampa, Idaho
Spanish Teacher, Galileo STEM Academy, Eagle, Idaho
Spanish Teacher, Mountain View High School, Meridian Idaho (
Spanish Teacher, The Village Public Charter School, Boise, Idaho
Spanish Teacher, Wendell High School, Wendell, Idaho
Student Teacher, CU Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
Teaching Assistant & Part-time Lecturer for German Language, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Teaching Assistant for English Language, Fulbright (Austrian-American Educational Commission), Linz Austria
Veteran Services/Disability Services, Boise State University

Commercial and Retail
Lead Shoe Salesman, D&B supply
Lift Operator, Bogus Basin Mountain Resort