What kind of career can you get with language skills? As the alumni profiles below demonstrate, language study can take you just about anywhere!

Head Writer, Arcad Software

Carlie Rames

Carlie Rames, '09

Majored in: German, French   Minored in: Business, Italian
Languages: German, French, Italian 

Working for a global software company in the Alps region of France, Carlie manages a team of four technical writers, three of whom work at the headquarters in France and one in a branch office in India. She also works with the company’s software developers in research and development, helping ensure that the visual presentation of the software is coherent and user-friendly. She began working at Arcad as a translator of software manuals and documentation from French into English.

Study Abroad Director, University of Arizona

Harmony DeFazio

Harmony DeFazio, '99

Majored in: German  Minored in: Italian
Languages: German, Italian

When she was a UO undergraduate, Harmony studied abroad in both Germany and Italy and traveled extensively throughout Europe. Now she helps students pursue the same life-changing experiences, as director of the study abroad program at University of Arizona. Harmony also has a master’s degree from the UO in public policy.