Postgraduate and Career


In our global economy, the knowledge of French enhances success in careers as diverse as international law, tourism, and advertising. A good command of French is also important in international business, medical research (only France and the U.S. are at the forefront of advanced AIDS research), the field of communications technology, and the aerospace industry. For further information on careers in French, visit the Career Services office.

Our graduates (French majors and double majors) have fared very well in their careers. A few have been the recipients of prestigious fellowships (Rotary, Fulbright, Rhodes), which involve actively using their French in post-graduate study.  Others have earned doctorates in French from top-tier research universities. Many others are working with French on a daily basis in the fields of law, health and business in the United States, Haiti, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Francophone Africa.