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ERIC Number: ED273130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug-1
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: Foreign Languages and the Librarian.
Glikin, Ronda
This paper gives an account of two lectures on foreign languages and careers given by the foreign language librarian at Eastern Michigan University which emphasized the following points: print resources for job information available on campus, introducing students to career literature, broadening the perspectives of individuals who had already done some investigation into careers using languages, and strengthening ties between academic departments and the library. General information on careers involving language use and specific information on languages in business were given. The lectures were advertised on and off campus. A handout listing general information sources, actual job-search sources, references for non-teaching jobs, and sources for jobs in languages and business was distributed, and materials from a variety of campus sources were displayed. The meetings were found to be very successful in providing students and faculty access to new information. It was found that most students were poorly prepared to begin career research and were unaware of or had not used relevant campus resources. It was concluded that students, career centers, librarians, and faculty should begin the process of active career education earlier in the students' college experience, to allow for the more extensive preparation that is needed for students to compete for jobs in the field of foreign languages. A list of sources of employment information for language students and a list of occupations requiring varying degrees of foreign language proficiency are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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