Understanding a language, culture and civilization other than one's own prepares students majoring in French for a wide range of careers. Here’s what these Le Moyne graduates say about being French majors:
“I majored in French and minored in Spanish and Philosophy at Le Moyne, and spent my junior year at the Sorbonne in Paris. After graduation, I joined France Telecom in New York City as a receptionist / sales assistant, helping the New York office and Paris headquarters to communicate. This experience led to three years living and working in Paris from 1996-1998. Later, I did an MBA at New York University and joined the French-American Chamber of Commerce as its Managing Director. Being able to communicate across linguistic and cultural boundaries opened the door to my first job, and continues to play an important, enriching role in my everyday professional life. -- Martin Bischoff, ’19, Managing Director at French-American Chamber of Commerce
“I left the Foreign Languages Department at Le Moyne College with an open mind and an acceptance of other cultures and worldviews. That attitude alone has helped me excel in my professional life. Whether managing a project with multiple team members or managing a team of people, it is important to understand that there are different points of view than your own. This understanding, above all else, has helped shape me into the manager I am today.” -- Kady (Leonard) Balich, ’10, Account Manager, Medscape.
Graduates from Le Moyne’s French program are pursuing careers in:
- Project management
- Copy editing
- International business