School of Languages and Area Studies (SLAS)
Employability and career planning in SLAS
The job market nowadays is an international one, so when you graduate, not only will you be competing with UK graduates, but also with highly qualified graduates from other countries. In this multicultural, multilingual world the ability to communicate in another language is highly desirable and demonstrating that you have lived, studied and worked in another environment enables you to compete more effectively.
Language graduates are very employable because they are flexible, adaptable, good at setting and meeting targets, and above all good communicators. This means that a wide range of jobs will be open to you when you graduate. Perhaps the most obvious job is teaching languages, but in fact this represents only a small proportion of the career pathways taken by language graduates. Areas where our graduates have typically found employment include administration and management, marketing and sales, banking, commerce and insurance, European and international organisations, tourism and leisure, journalism and the media.
In this section, you will find:
For further information of SLAS graduates at work contact:
Emmanuel Godin, Park Building, University of Portsmouth PO1 2DZ
Tel: +44 23 92 846158.