Robert combines French with International Relations and is a member of the Army ROTC program.
"Being an International Relations major . . . I believe that it
is very important to have experience with foreign language and culture;
it can help put you in the frame of mind to be ready to learn about and
understand cultures other than ours. The French program has given me
Max combined French and Business Administration and today works as an Associate Account Manager at Orange Business Services.
"It was really simple to add French as a second major. As a Finance
major, having another major to differentiate my resume really gave me a leg up
when I was interviewing for jobs. Now that I work for a French company, I can
see the real value in earning a French degree from Valpo."
Charlotte combines her love of French and music, finding the flexibility to major in both.
"I consider music to be my primary major, but because I knew from the
start that I wanted to keep up my French I was able to work out a plan
with my advisor that allows me to complete a French major as well. The
department is flexible enough that both my French and music classes can
fit into my schedule."
Emily combines French with English and plans to continue school to pursue a degree in library science.
"As a freshman beginning in French 101, I didn't believe that I could
major in French because of how the courses are offered. Right from the
start, I was told that the faculty members would work with me to make
this happen, even when I studied abroad. Four years later, I am
graduating on time thanks to the flexibility of this major."
Ali combined French with International Service. Today she is back at Valparaiso University, working as Program Coordinator at the Institute for
Leadership and Service.
Carrie combined French with IECA - International Economics and Cultural Affairs and today works in
the field of international development for the U.S. Government at the
Millennium Challenge Corporation, managing economic development programs in
many years as a French student, I thought my only career option (if I wanted to
use it professionally) was to become a French teacher. I’ve found
that, particularly in Washington, DC, it is incredibly valued in certain
in the fields of international development and international relations have a
real need for strong French speakers and it could open doors and opportunities
you would never imagine."