On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Russian Language and Literature and Russian Area Studies majors, skills Russian majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Russian program.


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Russian include:

  • Attorney
  • Cataloguer Russian Art
  • Investment Banker
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Government Employee
  • Linguist
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Flight Attendant
  • Choir Director and Conductor
  • Professor

Career-Related Skills

  • Communication: Foreign language majors gain skills in oral expression, critical reading, translation, clear writing, editing and interpreting in foreign languages.
  • Human Relations: Appreciation for other cultures, adaptability to different environments, and receptivity to new ideas are developed by both studying abroad and studying other cultures.
  • Research & Problem Solving: Comparison of ideas, problem identification, developing problem solving techniques, and information analysis are skills strengthened through a foreign language major.
  • Education & Instruction: Many foreign language majors gain valuable instructional skills by tutoring others in both the oral and written aspects of the language.

Career-Related Web Sites

Eastern European and Russian Job Listings

International Language Job Center -View English job offers, foreign language job offers, or visit the site's career clinic.

Overseas Jobs 

Resources for International Job Opportunities (Riley Guide)

The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia

The Electronic Embassy

The Moscow Times Job Opportunities

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.