Careers & Outcomes

What can I do with a major or minor in Linguistics?

Linguistics Majors and Minors have gone on to do a wide range of things after graduation. Many go to graduate school in Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, or Speech-Language Pathology. Many go to medical school or to Law School. Many launch straight into their careers.  Linguitics Majors and Minors have pursued careers in many different areas, including acting, advertising, language instruction, software design, and even zookeeping.

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The Career Center

Register for CareerLink

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 portfolios.

Visit the CareerLink website

Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

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Internships (Pre and Post‐Grad)

  • Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc.
  • Breakthrough Collaborative
  • Connexus
  • Gateway to the Great Outdoors
  • Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
  • International Hospital Management Corporation
  • KCRW Public Radio
  • MedStar
  • Oceaneering
  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • State Senator
  • The New York Television Festival
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Youth in Oregon ‐ Cantankerous Films

Recent Graduate School Placements

CUNY Graduate Center

North Carolina State University

Northwestern University

ThreeFourteen Institute

University of California ‐ Los Angeles

University of California ‐ San Diego

University of California ‐ Santa Cruz

University of Maryland

University of Texas‐Dallas

Washington University in St. Louis

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Post-Graduate Employers

Our majors graduate and go on to great jobs around the country. Here are some of the companies that our graduates have joined straight out of college:

  • Brooke Charter Schools
  • Burlingame Aquatic Club
  • Editwright
  • Epic
  • FactSet Research System
  • Fulbright
  • Inter‐University Center for Japanese Studies
  • Morningstar, Inc.
  • RadAmerica Teach for America
  • Teaching Assistant Program in France ‐ Embassy of France
  • The New York Television Festival
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yeungjin College