Languages, Literatures and Cultures Spotlight

English Teaching and Spanish Majors, Teaching Masters | Fulbright Teacher
What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? After graduating UNH with majors in English Teaching and Spanish, I stayed at UNH to finish my Master’s in Teaching. During this year I applied for a Fulbright fellowship to teach English in Spain which is what I will be doing...
Music Performance and French Majors
Why did you choose UNH? My original story of why I chose UNH wasn't all that exciting — it came down to money for me. What is worth recounting though, is why I stayed at UNH, didn't transfer and how it became my home. I was surprised to find communities and support in every nook and cranny of...
German and International Affairs Majors | Admissions Counselor, Higher Ed
What you are currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? I work as a military undergraduate admission counselor for Southern New Hampshire University's online programs. We are now officially one of the top ten military friendly schools in the country! I work with active duty service...
German and International Affairs Majors | Account Manager, Crosby Hop Farm
What are you currently doing for work and how did you get there? I am the Northeast Account Manager for Crosby Hops, and have been since Aug. '18. I graduated UNH early in December of '13. From there I got a one-year master's in international business degree from Hult International Business School...
Classics and Russian Majors | Owner of Linguistics Company
What are you currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a dual degree in classics and Russian and a minor in linguistics, I went on to earn my M.A. in translation from the University of Exeter in south England. From there, I worked as a...
German Major | Admissions Counselor Higher Ed
What are you are currently doing for work and how did you get to this point? I am a military admission counselor at Southern New Hampshire University. I have always loved education, and applied for the admission counselor position to help others further their own. I help students every day to pick...
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spanish)
Clara Esther Castro-Ponce, lecturer in Spanish, joined the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts in 2018. A native Spanish speaker from Puerto Rico, Castro-Ponce completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico, where she majored in...
History and Russian Majors
There’s often a difference between the things that bring you to UNH as a high schooler and those that keep you here as a Wildcat. Peter Jaarsma, a history and Russian major from Cornish, N.H., demonstrates the point. He chose to come to UNH because he liked the campus, wanted a university that was...
Spanish and Theatre Majors | Project Manager, Advertising Agency
Read more about how Emily Louick is using her Spanish and Theater majors.
German and International Affairs Majors | Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA, The Global Education Network
Tell us about yourself and where you are today. I grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 2006, and have worked in international education ever since with a couple of years teaching abroad in Austria. Currently, I’m the Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA The Global Education...
Spanish and International Affairs Dual Major | Freelance Translator
Please tell us about yourself and where you are today. Hi there! My name is Patrick, and I'm from Hampton, New Hampshire. I am passionate about languages, travel, and making sure I never miss an opportunity to learn something new. While I hail from New Hampshire, I am fortunate to spend part of the...
Political Science Major | Analyst at JP Morgan
Please tell us a about yourself and where you are now today. I'm a 2015 graduate of UNH's COLA school. I've been living in NYC for the past 2.5 years post-graduation and working in the financial services industry. Did you have another major and/or minor at UNH? What impact did studying a language...