Graduates of the Foreign Languages Department go on to a variety of career paths upon leaving Guilford College.
- French Ministry of Education
- Fulbright Teaching Assistantships in Germany/Austria
- Peace Corps
- Congress-Bundenstag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
- TEACCH Greensboro
- Teach for America
- Duke University Research Center
- Project Hope
- Duke University, Masters in Divinity
- High Point University, M.B.A.
- UNCG, M.F.A. in Creative Writing
- Master’s Degree program in German in Berlin, through Middlebury College
- University of California-Davis, Doctoral Program
- University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies
- University of North Carolina-Greensboro, M.B.A. Program
- Immigration Counselor at Lutheran Family Services
“I graduated from Guilford with a criminal justice major and Spanish minor. My first contact with the Spanish language was at Guilford – I never took Spanish in school before. When I graduated I wasn’t fluent, so I didn’t think I would be able to use Spanish at work. However, I found a job at Social Services where we work with a vast Hispanic population, and surprisingly, my proficiency was enough to be useful there. I was able to communicate in Spanish, and it was not important that I spoke slowly and made some mistakes in grammar. One of the supervisors offered me a promotion because of my ability to speak Spanish; even though I hadn’t been working there for that long a time.
Later on I applied to graduate school in a program that is not related to Spanish at all. I was told by a Chair Professor in that graduate department that my ability to speak Spanish was a great plus on my application, because later on I will be able to help the Hispanic community.” – Jolanta Osika
“The French department at Guilford gives an impressive amount of individual attention to students—taking advantage of the small classes and individual attention has many benefits. It isn’t the kind of program where you can slip through the cracks. With the help of the French faculty members at Guilford, I was able to get a position teaching in France after graduating. The faculty wrote me letters of recommendation and gave me so much valuable advice about the job and living in Paris.” – Anastasia Smith