Slavic Languages and Literatures

Please visit the Slavic Languages and Literatures major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: The study of languages, literatures, and cultures of Russia and Eastern Europe.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Slavic Languages and Literatures Majors

  • Attorneys
  • Restaurant Owners
  • Administrators
  • Reporters 
  • App Developers 
  • Librarians
  • Art Buyers
  • College Deans
  • Speech Language Therapists 

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Choose an additional academic area of study to supplement this major, preferably one that requires a high degree of technical skill.
  • Travel to a foreign country or study abroad in international exchange programs to develop your language skills and international/intercultural competency.
  • Seek opportunities to interact with international students at UVA or members of your local community. Host international students, join relevant student organizations, and participate in international on-Grounds events.
  • Volunteer your language skills to churches, community organizations, and programs that work with people who speak your target language.
  • Participate in summer programs, co-ops, and internships to improve your skills.
  • Get your foot in the door in domestic positions because many international employers promote current employees into international positions.

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