UGA Specific Information for French

Students majoring in French study one of the major languages of the world and prepare in literature, language, culture and linguistics for professions in international business, banking, trade, travel, and other professions in the public and private sector. Primary emphasis for French majors is on French speaking countries including France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Canada. Nevertheless, the development of language proficiency and an understanding of the French speaking world will make a student majoring in French a valuable asset to many organizations. 



Class of 2019 Career Outcomes for French*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

General Information and Strategies

  • Choose an additional academic area of study to supplement the foreign language, preferably one that requires a high degree of technical skill. Most people with foreign language ability use those skills to assist them in a different career field such as business, education, journalism, law, etc.
  • Related courses to study include geography, history, civilization, foreign relations, international law, and world economics.
  • Plan to attend a private language institute to learn additional languages and cultures.
  • Utilize a number of learning methods to develop language fluency.  Combine listen and repeat drills, textbooks, audio lessons, and learning apps.
  • Travel to a foreign country or study abroad in international exchange programs to develop your language skills and international/intercultural competency.
  • Study and practice your foreign language skills by reading foreign newspapers, magazines, and books.
  • Seek opportunities to interact with international students on your campus or members of your local community. Host international students, join relevant student organizations, and participate in international campus events.
  • Watch foreign movies and listen to foreign broadcasts to maintain your fluency.
  • Volunteer your language skills to churches, community organizations, and programs that work with people who speak your target language.
  • Correspond with someone from a foreign country.
  • Contact professional associations and read their publications to learn about job opportunities.
  • Research job postings on the Internet to get an idea of jobs in which knowledge of a foreign language is useful.
  • Participate in summer programs, co-ops, and internships to improve your skills.
  • Network with others in the field to learn about job opportunities.
  • In general, international positions are competitive and difficult to obtain. Be very proactive in developing the skills and experiences international employers seek.
  • Get your foot in the door in domestic positions because many international employers promote current employees into international positions.

(source: http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/foreign-language/)

Tip: Join LinkedIn groups that are related to your career interest. To search, select “groups” under the “interests” tab. Also, review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined and consider joining them as well.

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The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Deloitte Business Analyst
National Democratic Institute Program Assistant - Central and West Africa
The Nature Conservancy Donor Communications and Stewardship GLOBE Intern
U.S. Fulbright Student Program Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2019 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY UGA French - Bachelor's Degree MAJORS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019**

Graduate School Program(s)
University of Georgia Business Administration (STEM MBA Program), MBA; TESOL and World Language Education, MEd
* denotes no responses received.