Careers in French
French proficiency can open doors in fields such as journalism and media, translation and interpretation, hotel management, diplomacy, international market analysis, health care, tourism, customer service, and education. France is the second largest investor in the United States and is Europe’s second largest market.
There are many job opportunities in international organizations for French speakers, and bilingual candidates have an edge in the job market for U.S. companies who do business on a global scale. Nonprofit companies who work for humanitarian purposes are located throughout the Francophone world. Skills in oral and written communication, analysis, knowledge of different cultures, and the ability to adapt to new cultural environments prepare our graduates for a variety of career paths and further graduate study.
Where our graduates are now
- Executive director, Access 2 Independence, Iowa City, Iowa (Class of 2011)
- Community relations associate, Kohl’s Corporation, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin (Class of 2011)
- Search advocate, National Marrow Donor Program, St. Paul, Minnesota (Class of 2011)
- French teacher, Aldine Independent School District, Houston (Class of 2007)
- Account executive, Corporate Responsibility, Minneapolis (Class of 2006)
- Assistant director, The Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia (Class of 2001)
- Freedom of Information Act officer, U. S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. (Class of 2001)
- Portfolio management assistant, Wells Fargo, Saint Paul, Minnesota (Class of 2000)
- French teacher, Mesa Ridge High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado (Class of 2000)
- Associate, Goldberg, Webrip, & UStin LLP, New York City (Class of 1998)
- French teacher, Johnston Public Schools, Johnston, Iowa (Class of 1980)
- Vice president for consulting, Dean Witter, James S. Kemper Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Class of 1979)