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French and Francophone Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
What to do with a degree in French and Francophone Studies
Sample of Occupations
French and Francophone Studies Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

The program in French and Francophone Studies, within the Department of Romance Studies, is designed to teach students to express themselves clearly and effectively in written and oral French, as well as to acquaint them with the historical depth and geographical breadth of literary and cultural expression in French. Our courses range from the first semesters of language study to advanced consideration of French and Francophone literature and culture across the centuries and throughout the world.  Students are encouraged to study abroad.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that French and Francophone Studies alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a French and Francophone Studies major at Brandeis.

French and Francophone Studies Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a French and Francophone Studies major at Brandeis.

Year

Company

Title

Industry

2000

MTV Networks

Ad Sales Research

Media & Entertainment

2001

Trust Company of the West & Societe Generale

Managing Director, Head of Corporate Strategy

Finance & Banking

2003

Lexington High School

French Teacher

Education

2003

La Comedie Francaise NY

Teacher & Performer

Entertainment

2003

Freelance Writing/Editing

Assistant Editor

Publishing & Journalism

2003

Harcourt

Editorial Assistant

Publishing & Journalism

2003

Preschool

Assistant Director

Education

2005

Genzyme

Account Manager

Biotechnology

2005

Rabbinical Student

Religion

2006

TeaLeaf Technology, Inc.

Sales Development Representative

Sales & Marketing

2007

Statens Serum Institut

Postdoctoral Program

Science

2009

Building Educated Leaders for Life

Development Officer

Social Service

2011

SheKnows.com

Assigning Editor

Publishing & Journalism

 

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge  

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success and the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus

What to Do with a Degree in French and Francophone Studies (.pdf)

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.

You may also wish to explore the career information related to degrees in international studies and the study of foreign languages.

Sample of Possible Occupations

 French and Francophone Studies Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources