World Languages Week
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A FREE Virtual Global Career Expo hosted by the Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research.
World Languages Day, a global career expo that annually assembles over 1,000 high school and college students with leading organizations, is moving to a virtual and weeklong format for Fall 2020. Renamed World Languages Week, CULTR is excited to announce this year’s event will continue to feature attending organizations, connect students to industry, and ensure accessibility to a wider audience.
Through real-world experiences, open dialogue about industry needs, and a push for globally-minded talent across the emerging workforce, World Languages Week students are empowered to create a “map” from language success to a future professional career. This year’s event will showcase diverse panels, rich discussions, and emerging resources to highlight the value of language study and cultural competency across industries. Past organization attendees for this event includes Mercedes-Benz, CIA, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Coca-Cola, Goodwill, Mayor’s Office of International Affairs, Peace Corps, and many more.
World Languages Day offers an opportunity to directly interact and grow with the community. More than ever, it is vital for students to hear the voices of business, non-profit organizations, and government agencies who value potential employees with language skills, study abroad experience, and empathy for cultural competence. By participating at World Languages Day, your school or organization has the opportunity to join CULTR in the effort to encourage an understanding of different cultures, the study of languages, and an appreciation for diversity across our communities. Come share with students information about how globalization and language proficiency interact to further business goals, reach international markets and make a difference in an increasingly interconnected world.