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The Washington Post recently reported on a 2013 Google study of its hiring, firing, and promotion data dating back to 1998. This study found that the top characteristics for success at Google are "all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas" (Strauss, 2017). These are all skills that students can develop by studying a language at the School of International Letters and Cultures.
For information on the original study, please visit The Washington Post.
Are you ready to become a citizen of the modern world? Language proficiency and cultural awareness are necessary to truly engage with the world and others. The School of International Letters and Cultures focuses on language proficiency, linguistics, literature, film, and other cultural productions. We provide students with the high levels of language skill and rich cultural knowledge that will help them function as informed citizens — and professionals — in an increasingly international and globalized world.
We offer the study of more than 20 languages as well as opportunities to experience language and culture firsthand through prestigious study abroad programs, on-campus cultural activities and opportunities to interact with the international community.