The Wayne State University Foreign Language Career Day
will be an opportunity for Metro Detroit area students to learn
firsthand about career opportunities for language and culture,
including international employment. Current and prospective students
of Arabic, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish,
and Ukrainian are invited to the WSU Department of Classical and
Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CMLLC) Career Day
on Thursday, September 25, from 3-5:30 p.m. The event will be
at the Student Center in the middle of the WSU campus on the second
floor in the Hilberry rooms.
Day will be introduced by CMLLC Chair Anne Duggan and CLAS Dean
Wayne Raskind. One of the keynote speakers will be Richard Walawender
of the longstanding Detroit Law Firm of Miller Canfield.
has unprecedented and vast global experience, and heads up the
law firm’s Corporate and International Practice Groups.
He will share the importance and value of language and culture
enrichment in the global workforce. His firm, Miller-Canfield,
has over 350 attorneys, and has international offices in Poland,
Mexico, China and Canada.
the firm’s Polish partnership in 1991 and served as the
lead attorney on the first corporate commercial paper issuance
of a U.S. company in Eastern Europe. The effort led to the establishment
and capitalization of Solidarity Bank, one of the first private
commercial banks in Poland.
got his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1986
and his bilingual skills have been indispensable to his achievements,
his firm and his global clients.
will be an opportunity for all Metro Detroit area students along
with the WSU campus community to learn firsthand about future
trends in international employment. The WSU Department of Classical
and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures will also host
breakout tables with global specialists to facilitate specific
Majewski, Mayor of Hamtramck, will be on hand to discuss civic
networking opportunities. There will also be representatives from
General Motors, the Peace Corps, the U.S. government, a local
translation firm, and WSU alumni who have found careers using
their language and culture education. Among them two Slavic Studies
alumni, Ela Baba and Sonia Kobylecki, will share their experiences
in medicine and creating a small business.
Wayne Stater, Raymond Rolak, will showcase sports and entertainment
opportunities in Poland. Rolak just returned from Warsaw, Krakow
and Prague, teaching baseball to coaches and educators. There
will be discussions on resource’s and actualities regarding
this event will be a great chance to network and learn about international
opportunities available through WSU. Dr. Alina Klin and Dr. Laura
Kline of the WSU Slavic Program will be available to answer questions
regarding global issues and study abroad in Poland and Russia.
more information, visit www.clas.wayne.edu/languages
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