Graduate Success

A major in languages is a valuable asset for a variety of careers and prepares students for life in a global world. Some graduates of the Languages Department focus exclusively on a job that utilizes the language they have studied, while others use their language background as an asset to apply for a position more closely aligned to their second major field of study. For example, among recent graduates, languages alumni are working in actuarial roles, enrolled in the College's Doctor of Physical Therapy program, or the University of Florida inorganic chemistry Ph.D. program, where their language ability will help them work with constituents who may not speak English. 

Additional LVC Spanish graduates work or are enrolled in graduate programs ranging from dental school and physician’s assistant to educational leadership. They are employed as high school Spanish and ESL teachers, elementary Spanish immersion teachers, research assistants, global sales assistants, and as an air hostess who is living her dream of seeing the world.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the expected job growth from 2014–2024 for translators is expected to be up 29% (compared to 7% for other occupations).  

Fulbright Finalist Rachel Duong ’19

She’s Off to Brazil: Meet Fulbright Finalist Rachel Duong ’19

For the second year in a row, three Lebanon Valley College students were named Fulbright Finalists. Senior Spanish and English double major Rachel Duong ’19 will travel to Brazil for a year as an English teaching assistant as a Fulbright Finalist.

Spanish graduate Karla Bingaman is working as a medical translator at Hershey Medical Center

Karla Bingaman Finds Career Path through “Spanish for Healthcare Professionals”

Karla Bingaman is using her Spanish degree to translate medical information at Penn State Health Shared Services.

Katie Ulrich works with children in Nicaragua

International Experiences Guide Katie Ulrich '15 on Her Medical Path

The opportunities Katie Ulrich '15 experienced at LVC reinforced her interest of working in the medical field.

Breanne Zipko graduated with a degree in Spanish from Lebanon Valley College

LVC Alum Utilizes Spanish Skillset on Campus

Breanne Zipko uses her bilingual abilities to better communicate with families of LVC students as they navigate the financial aid process.