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World Languages at Aquinas College

Japanese: Career Opportunities

Minoring in Japanese is a way for students to develop the global knowledge and expertise that are increasingly valued in the marketplace. Proficiency in Japanese is in itself a valuable skill, but students gaining that proficiency will also learn to gain new perspectives on Asian cultures, as well as on American/European cultures and practices. The following is a list of career possibilities for the Japanese minor. It is by no means exhaustive, but is meant merely to suggest to students potential areas for future employment. The modern language department faculty strongly encourages students to discuss their ideas concerning post-graduate employment with professors both within and outside of the department.

  • International business (import/export; multinational corporations)
  • International banking
  • International and corporate law
  • International consulting
  • International agency staff
  • U.S. Foreign Service
  • Travel & tourism industry
  • Business Interpreter/Translator
  • Teaching English as the Second Language in Japan or the U.S.
  • Marketing
  • Research
  • U.S. Customs & Immigration
  • Technology/Engineering

In addition, many Aquinas alumni with Japanese minor have pursued their Master/Doctorate study in Asian Studies/Business/Education, and have been working at Japanese firms and schools (7-12 and colleges).

For additional information visit the Advantage Center.