My education in Humanities has exceptionally prepared me for a smooth transition from graduate school to work as an instructor at Indiana University. Different courses that I took at the College of Humanities taught me exceptional critical-thinking skills and that the answers will not always be in front of my face. They also helped me develop many communication skills which are crucial in... Read More
Senior Lecturer in Russian
Arizona State University
I studied in the U of A Russian department from 1980-1987. At the time the program was particularly strong in producing people who could actually speak Russian, which allowed me to obtain my first academic position at ASU with only a Master's, after which I went on to be a translator for Honeywell on a project that was putting American avionics on Russian airframes. From there I went to... Read More
Foreign Service Officer
U.S. Department of State
My degree in Russian from the U of A provided opportunities that I never dreamed possible. After graduation, I was selected as a Protocol Guide/Hostess at the Winter Olympics in Albertville – one of the few who came from outside of France. Later, a Scottsdale art dealer asked me to provide translations of artist biographies for a coffee table book, and I was even able to work with two visiting... Read More
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