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Our alumni are involved in a variety of fields, including industry and academia. Hear about their experiences both as students in the department and their life post-graduation.

Photograph of Anatoly Detwyler.

Anatoly Detwyler

Anatoly Detwyler, now a visiting fellow at Penn State University, speaks about his time as an undergraduate in the Asian languages & literatures program, as well as his current-day projects and interests.
Photograph of Anthony Dodge playing the cello.

Anthony Dodge

In addition to receiving a BS in accounting, Anthony Dodge studied Chinese. While at the U, Dodge competed against over 120 people from 78 countries through the Chinese Bridge competition and in a national TV show in China, eventually placing 1st in the US and top 10 in the world. This competition was rigorous; Dodge gave speeches, acted, danced, sung, and played the cello and erhu throughout 8 episodes.
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John Munson

Minneapolis musician John Munson wrote, sang, and played in the '90s cult favorite Trip Shakespeare, as well as multi-platinum-selling hit-makers and Grammy-nominated Semisonic—all while pursuing a degree in Asian languages & literatures.
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Yefei Jin

Jin is an alumnus of the University and an now works as an admissions officer for the U. He uses his ALL experience to work in a non-profit organization, help others, and understand the world.