French Language Career Fair

In recent years, there has been a greater demand from employers for foreign language skills and French skills in particular. In a March 2017 report by The New American Economy, “Not so lost in translation”, notes that the number of job postings online asking for advanced French skills increased by 134% between 2010 and 2015 in the United States. Meanwhile, the number of students enrolled in French in higher education has been dropping.  There is, therefore, a case to be made to highlight this coming skill gap on the labor market and underscore the advantages a mastery of French will offer students when they enter the workforce.

On Wednesday, May 1st @ 10-3, there will be a French Language Job Fair organized by the Department of French and Italian. The job fair will highlight the importance of the French language on the job market, internships and jobs in France, Quebec and the United States, giving students the opportunity to put their language skills to good use in the workforce. 

The event is sponsored by the Government of Québec and the French Embassy in the United States and organized by the Department of French and Italian and the Leslie Center for Humanities and the support of the Center for Professional Development. 

For more information, contact:
Ellissa Griffin


Download LA_FOIRE2024_Brochure.pdf  (PDF • 853 KB)


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