FALL 2016 CMLLC FOREIGN LANGUAGE CAREER DAY

Thursday, November 10, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Hilberry Auditoriums A, B & C, 2nd Floor, WSU Student Center

All current and prospective students are invited!

Find out about careers that require knowledge of foreign languages and cultures.
Don’t miss this opportunity! Make your knowledge of a foreign language work for you!

3:00 to 3:30 p.m. – Opening Addresses
 
Keynote Speaker:
  • Elizabeth Zatina (WSU Spanish Major, '78), Former Attorney for General Motors

Recent Alumna Keynote Speaker:

  • Lauren Gillis (WSU Russian Major, '09), Congressional Advisor, Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Department of State
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. - Language Fair: informal meetings and workshops with representatives of a variety of Michigan-based companies and governmental agencies, including WSU language graduates.
Reception: the event will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.
 
Our Sponsors: JYM, WSU Alumni Association, FLTC, Global Language Forum
 

ALUMNI CAREER ADVISORS
Bring your resume! Distinguished WSU alumni will suggest strategies for improving your resume and discussing foreign-language skills during a job interview.  They will suggest questions employers might ask about study abroad, foreign culture, internships, or other aspects of their training in Classical and Modern Languages.

Hamsa Daher
Executive Director 
Small Giants Community 

George Ellenwood (Spanish)
Assistant Director Public Affairs
Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (retired)
 
Dan Jenuwine (German)
Senior Consultant
Richner & Richner, LLC, a fundraising and strategic planning consulting firm for non-profits.
 

REPRESENTATIVES BY AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

AUTOMOTIVE
Brembo
Marco Pagni, Testing Manager, Brembo North America
 
 
BROADCASTING
Bill Szumanski, WSU graduate
Broadcasting, including the past 26 years as traffic reporter for WWJ-AM and Fox 2; attorney specializing in commercial real estate currently in staffing and recruiting. Affiliation: CrossFire Group
 
 
BUSINESS AND MARKETING
Detroit Diesel*
Mary Vetula, Supplier Management / Vendor Scheduler
 
J R THompson Company (a digital marketing agency)
Beth Chapman (WSU BA & MA in French, '13) 
 
ThyssenKrupp*
Allison Elam, Intern
 
 
CAREER SERVICES
WSU Career Services
Nannette McCleary, Counselor in Career Development
Cheryl Dove, University Counselor
 
 
CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS
Confucius Institute
John Brender, Director
 
French-American Chamber of Commerce
Elodie Russery, Deputy Executive Director 
 
Ethnic Chambers of Commerce
Lisa Marshall, Arab-American Director, Special Projects
 
Global Ties Detroit
Marian Reich, Director 
Rasha Almulaiki 
 
International Institute
Nada Dalgamouni, Global Education Department
 
Japan Exchange & Teaching Program (JET Program)
Hiroe Kamasuda, Extra Chancellor
Rhea Young, JET Program Coordinator
 
Piast Institute, Hamtramck 
Małgorzata Michalowska, Media, Communications, Development Officer (research, internships) 
 
 
EDUCATION
American Language Master School, Denis Language School, English Life School, & Mayakovsky Library, St. Petersburg, Russia
Ernest Barnett, ESL Instructor 
Current Slavic Studies/Russian major
 
Berlitz of Michigan
Sarah Peters, Manager of Instruction
Elona Mene, Learning Center Manager
 
 
FILMMAKING
Raymond Rolak (WSU graduate)
Filmmaker and bilingual journalist 
 
 
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Department of State
Lauren Gillis (WSU Russian Major, '09), Congressional Advisor, Bureau of Legislative Affairs
Andrew Mann, Diplomat in Residence
 
Department of State – Diplomatic Security Service
Robert M. Picco, Resident Agent-in-Charge 
 
Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
Jamie Dickinson (WSU Russian Major, '05), Federal Investigator
 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Special Agent Paul Harris
 
Peace Corps
Michael Gall, Detroit Based Peace Corps Recruiter, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Micronesia, 2007-2009
 
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Dionne Anderson, Supervisory Operations Support Specialist
Frank Castria, Community Relations Officer
George Lapastora, Immigration Services Assistant
Daniel Broughton, Section Chief
 
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Special Agent LaBrenda Williams
 
WSU Department of Criminal Justice
Alicia M. Ortez, M.A., LPC, Academic Advisor
 
 
GRADUATE STUDIES
Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Prof. Anne Duggan, Chair
Wayne State University
 
 
INTERPETATION & TRANSLATION
Elaria Essak (Current WSU Student)
Spanish immigration translator. Works at immigration clinics. Formerly at Castellana Immigration Law PLC
 
Rita Galin, MD
University of Michigan Hospitals, Interpreter/Medical Terminology Instructor/Lead Interpreter 
 
Irina Jesionowski 
Russian/English Conference Interpreter/Certified Court Interpreter/Translator
 
 
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Polish-American Congress, MI Division
Walter Bankowski
Retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan; Affiliation: Polish-American Congress, MI Division
 
 
MATHEMATICS & TECHNOLOGY
Department of Mathematics, Wayne State University
Professor Vladimir Chernyak
 
Mango Languages
 
 
MEDICINE
General Practitioner*
Patricia Nester, MD
 
Henry Ford Hospital
Maria Chryczyk (BA in Slavic Studies with a Polish Concentration)
Radiologic technologist, Department of Emergency Medicine, 
 
University of Michigan Hospitals
Rita Galin, MD, Interpreter/Medical Terminology Instructor/Lead Interpreter 
 
 
STAFFING AND RECRUITING
Bill Szumanski, WSU graduate
Broadcasting, including the past 26 years as traffic reporter for WWJ-AM and Fox 2; attorney specializing in commercial real estate currently in staffing and recruiting. Affiliation: CrossFire Group
 
 
STUDY ABROAD
American Language Master School, Denis Language School, English Life School, & Mayakovsky Library, St. Petersburg, Russia
Ernest Barnett (Current Slavic Studies/Russian major), ESL Instructor 
 
Junior Year in Munich*
Mark Feguson, Director
 
WSU Office of Study Abroad
Yuliya Harris, Marketing, Events Coordinator and General Advisor for OISS and Study Abroad
Slavic Studies/Russian graduate
Wayne State University
 
 

REPRESENTATIVES BY LANGUAGE AREA

 
ARABIC
Rasha Almulaiki
Global Ties Detroit
 
Lisa Marshall
Arab-American Director, Special Projects, Ethnic Chambers of Commerce
 
 
CHINESE
John Brender
Director, Confucius Institute
 
 
FRENCH
Beth Chapman (WSU BA & MA in French, '13)
J R Thompson Company, a digital marketing agency 
 
Elodie Russery, Deputy Executive Director 
French-American Chamber of Commerce
 
 
GERMAN*
Allison Elam
Intern, ThyssenKrupp
 
Mark Feguson
Director, Junior Year in Munich
 
Patricia Nester, MD
General Practitioner 
 
Mary Vetula
Supplier Management / Vendor Scheduler, Detroit Diesel
 
 
ITALIAN
Marco Pagni
Testing Manager, Brembo North America
 
 
JAPANESE
Hiroe Kamasuda
JET Program, Extra Chancellor
 
Rhea Young
JET Program Coordinator
 
POLISH
Walter Bankowski
Industrial engineering, retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan
Affiliation: Polish-American Congress, MI Division
 
Maria Chryczyk (BA in Slavic Studies with a Polish Concentration)
Radiologic Technologist
Department of Emergency Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital
 
Małgorzata Michalowska
Media, Communications, Development Officer
Piast Institute, Hamtramck (research, internships) 
 
Raymond Rolak (WSU graduate)
Filmmaker and bilingual journalist 
 
Bill Szumanski, WSU graduate
Broadcasting, including the past 26 years as traffic reporter for WWJ-AM and Fox 2; attorney specializing in commercial real estate currently in staffing and recruiting. Affiliation: CrossFire Group
 
 
RUSSIAN
Ernest Barnett (Current Slavic Studies/Russian major)
ESL Instructor 
Denis Language School, American Language Master School, and English Life School, Mayakovsky Library, St. Petersburg, Russia
 
Professor Vladimir Chernyak
Departments of Chemistry & Mathematics, Wayne State University
 
Rita Galin, MD
Interpreter/Medical Terminology Instructor/Lead Interpreter 
University of Michigan Hospitals
 
Lauren Gillis (WSU Russian major, '09)
Congressional Advisor, Bureau of Legislative Affairs
US Department of State
 
Irina Jesionowski 
Russian/English Conference Interpreter/Certified Court Interpreter/Translator
 
Marian Reich
Director
Global Ties Detroit
 
 
SPANISH
Elaria Essak, Spanish immigration translator
Works at immigration clinics. Formerly at Castellana Immigration Law PLC
 
 
GENERAL (Not Language Specific)
Berlitz of Michigan
Sarah Peters, Manager of Instruction
Elona Mene, Learning Center Manager
 
Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Prof. Anne Duggan, Chair
Wayne State University
 
Department of State
Andrew Mann, Diplomat in Residence
 
Department of State – Diplomatic Security Service
Robert M. Picco, Resident Agent-in-Charge 
 
Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
Jamie Dickinson (WSU Russian Major, '05), Federal Investigator
 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Special Agent Paul Harris
 
Global Ties Detroit
Marian Reich, Director
Rasha Almulaiki 
 
International Institute
Nada Dalgamouni, Global Education Department
  
Mango Languages
 
Peace Corps
Michael Gall, Detroit Based Peace Corps Recruiter, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Micronesia, 2007-2009
 
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Dionne Anderson, Supervisory Operations Support Specialist
Frank Castria, Community Relations Officer
George Lapastora, Immigration Services Assistant
Daniel Broughton, Section Chief
 
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Special Agent LaBrenda Williams
 
WSU Career Services
Nannette McCleary, Counselor in Career Development
 
WSU Department of Criminal Justice
Alicia M. Ortez, M.A., LPC, Academic Advisor
 
WSU Study Abroad
Yuliya Harris, Marketing, Events Coordinator and General Advisor for OISS and Study Abroad
2015 WSU Graduate with a BA in Slavic Studies/Russian
 

*German representatives will only be meeting with German language students who have signed up for special German Career Day workshops. They will not be available to meet with walk-in students.

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