Careers and Outcomes

World language study leads to dynamic careers in business, education, government, international law, tourism, translation, social services, the natural sciences, or any number of other possibilities.

Our world language graduates are engaged in exciting, rewarding careers in a variety of professional fields.


  • Four of our graduates have won prestigious Fulbright research or teaching grants to work in Germany (Scott Morris ’08), Panama (Elizabeth Glass ’10), Brazil (Michelle Petersen ’12) and Argentina (Rebecca Vogt ’19)
  • Chrissy Martens ’09 M’12, Melissa Sedlack ’14, Madison Joiner ’17, Kinga Glowik ’17 and Omar Vazquez ’18 are language teachers at local schools
  • Spanish/nursing majors are employed at Mount Sinai Hospital-Chicago (Kellie Brennan ’17) and Edward Hospital and Health Services (Anya Stachyra ’17)
  • Kelsey David ’13, Agnes Glowik ’12 and Jacob Stelter ’12 are successful bilingual health care providers

Graduate Schools

  • Jacob Stelter ’12, Spanish and biology, received his MD from Loyola University Chicago and is completing his residency at the Northwestern Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Catie Callahan received her M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from Loyola University of Chicago
  • Svetlana Kepple received her M.A. in Spanish Language and Literature from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Michelle Petersen received her M.Ed. in International Higher Education from Loyola University of Chicago
  • Mira Escanilla is completing her Juris Doctor at Valparaiso University School of Law
  • Sam Hernandez ’17, Spanish and criminal justice, was admitted into the M.S. in Criminal Justice program at Lewis University
  • Georgia Petersen ’17, Spanish and speech language pathology, obtained her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders program with a multicultural/multilingual emphasis at Elmhurst University in 2019

The fact is, a world language degree from Elmhurst opens doors to a wealth of careers. Whatever course you take, we’ll give you the tools you need to get where you want to go.

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