Careers with a French Major

What Can I Do with a French Major?

There are many post-graduate opportunities for French majors. Each year, several majors return to France to work as an English Language Assistant in a French school. Others spend one or two years working for an organization such as Teach For America, AmeriCorps, or the Peace Corps before attending graduate school or beginning a career. Recent graduates have gone into the following professions:

  • Foreign Service, US Chargé d’Affaire (French and Political Science)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Institut Pasteur, Paris (French and Biology)
  • Author (French and East Asian Studies)
  • Senior Corporate Attorney (French and Political Science)
  • International Relations (French and Political Science)
  • International opera performer (French and Music)
  • Coordinator of Tour Programs, National Archives (French and History)
  • Medical School (French and Biochemistry; French and Biology)
  • Medical researcher (French and Biochemistry; French and Biology)
  • Assistant to art gallery director (French and Art History)
  • Museum Curator (French and Anthropology)
  • International Trade (French and History)
  • Program Manager, international NGO (French and Political Science)
  • Politician (French and Political Science)
  • Ethical investment partner (French)
  • High school teacher (French)
  • Peace Corps (French)
  • Consultant, International Finance Corporation (French and Economics)
  • University professor (French)
  • Lawyer (French; French and History; French and Political Science)
  • Public Health (French and Biology)
  • Social Work (French)
  • Architect (French and Mathematics)
  • Editor (French)
  • International MBA (French; French and Economics)
  • Speech pathologist (French)
  • Translator (French and Russian)
  • Librarian (French and English)
  • International Education (French)
  • Cosmetics industry, l’Oréal (French and Chemistry)
  • Booking agent for rap groups, bands, and deejays (French)
  • Producer, public radio (French)
  • Professor of French and Theater (French and Theater)
  • Senior Information Architect (French and Psychology)
  • Logistician for Médecins sans Frontières (French and Political Science)
  • US Department of Agriculture, Africa and Middle East Division (French and History)
  • Teaching English as a second language (French)
  • International hotel management (French and Economics)
  • Culinary arts (French)
  • Special needs education (French)
  • Speech communication and cross-cultural interaction (French)
  • International management (French and Russian)

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