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French and Francophone Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
What to do with a degree in French and Francophone Studies
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

2014

Euro-Islam Research Network

Researcher

Research

2011

SheKnows.com

Assigning Editor

Publishing & Journalism

2010

Sun Life Financial

Financial Analyst/Rotational Leadership Development

Finance and Banking

2009

Building Educated Leaders for Life

Development Officer

Social Service

2008

Arlington Public Schools

English Teacher

Education

2008

Artnet

Editor

Publishing

2007

Statens Serum Institut

Postdoctoral Program

Science

2006

TeaLeaf Technology, Inc.

Sales Development Representative

Sales & Marketing


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.

 French and Francophone Studies Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources

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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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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.

Skills1

  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Abilities

  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Knowledge

  • Communications
  • Geography
  • History and archaeology
  • Multiple languages
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development


Sample of Possible Occupations

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