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Languages and cultures: Become a global graduate

Languages and cultures: Become a global graduate

It means more than just being able to speak another language – it’s about understanding the complexity and depth of other cultural traditions.

Employers consistently rank the ability to understand other cultures and to speak a second language as the top most sought-after qualities. 

Whether they choose to work abroad or in their native country, NZ graduates, like their international counterparts,"must be able to work across national borders, manage complex international and intercultural relationships, and understand global aspects of the world of work"  
(Global Graduates into Global Leaders, A Report produced by The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), the Council for Industry and Higher Education (CIHE) and CFE Research and Consulting, 2015)

Completing a Major, a Diploma, or a Minor in languages and cultures will enable you to become a global graduate and develop the key qualities you need to compete in global market places and meet global challenges. 

“Our graduates find jobs in government departments, in industry, teaching, libraries, the travel industry, and increasingly in the media, in administration and in commerce."