Russian majors have used their skills in many different ways after graduation. Increasing numbers of them have gone on to work in business, journalism and government — in both the US and in Russia — in the fields of banking, insurance, investment, natural resources management and computing, and in import/export agencies and the medical supply industry; some have enrolled in various international study programs, often immediately after graduation; and others have entered the teaching profession after receiving advanced degrees. More than 25 former Russian majors are now working in Moscow.
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Joshua Schiefelbein '14
I'm currently working as an English language teaching assistant at Gorchakov Memorial School in Pavlovsk, Russia which is located about forty minutes from Saint Petersburg. My main job responsibility is to connect with the students at the school and have them practice their English with me. In addition to this, I help lead lessons when I can as well as help organize different clubs where students can practice their English even more.
This includes theatre club, gaming club and preparation for international English exams like PET, TOEFL and IELTS. In my free time, I spend time with my Russian-speaking friends so that way we can practice or English and Russian.
I also regularly attend Zenit Saint Petersburg soccer matches and SKA hockey matches with my coworkers.
Matthew Michels '12
Matthew is currently studying for a master's degree in theology and religious studies at John Carroll University. He is in the second year of his MA program at the university, which is located in University Heights, Ohio—about ten miles east of downtown Cleveland. His particular focus is engaged readings of the biblical texts which foreground commitments to diversity and inclusion, especially of traditionally marginated groups such as women and LGBTQ persons. Outside of school, Matthew enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He also works as a tutor at a national test prep company for high school students looking to get ready for college admissions.
Last Updated: 11/12/14