We’re proud of our graduates. And you can see why.
They came, they saw, they succeeded. They use the skills they learned from Foreign Languages and Literatures to teach, communicate and innovate. Take a look at what some of our alumni have accomplished – and be inspired by their stories.
Currently: Pursuing a doctorate in Pharmacy at Campbell University
"This semester I am working with a classmate counseling seasonal farmworker Latinas on how to better manage their type 2 diabetes. If I had not majored in Spanish at NC State and had such great faculty direction I would not have the confidence or ability to have had these experiences."
Currently: Teaching high school French
"Deciding to be a part of this program was one of the best decisions I made for my career as a high school French teacher. The flexibility in the hybrid program allowed me to continue teaching full-time while taking courses. All of the courses deepened my knowledge of French language and culture and the professors are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about their content area."
Currently: Pursuing a Ph.D. and Lecturing at NC State
"Completing my MA at NC State opened many doors for me. Not only did I gain content knowledge about the French language and literature, but I also gained valuable classroom management skills for teaching French thanks to my role as a teaching assistant. This experience afforded me the opportunity to be successful in my current position as a lecturer and in my continued studies as a graduate student."
Currently: Working as a Financial Analyst in Charlotte
Jimmy's study abroad trip to Germany gave him insight into the global economy.
Currently: Working as an Engineer for Siemens
Philip studied German and Engineering. Now he’s an engineer for a German company.
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Alumna Forges Path for Future Foreign Language Students
At NC State, hardworking students are one of our biggest assets. Mechanical Engineering and German alumna, Maria Withrow, put her more than 10 years of German to the test twice in college, first by studying abroad at the University of Berlin and working in Dusseldorf, and the second time in 2016 while working in Munich. Withrow graduated from NC State in May 2015 and expects to complete her Masters in Industrial Manufacturing and Systems Engineering in May 2017.