Many graduates have found that their excellent communication skills in both French and English have led to exciting professional opportunities!

After graduation, Carrie worked as a senior investigator at the Chicago Board of Trade for a few years and then headed to Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer. Carrie next obtained her master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Today she works in Washington, D.C., developing foreign policy with the Millennium Challenge.

Here’s what other French majors have done after graduation:


  • Paul
    JAG Attorney with U.S. Navy
  • Carrie
    Develops foreign policy with the Millennium Challenge, Washington, D.C.


  • Tina
    Vice president of a securities trading company; MBA from Northwestern University
  • Allison
    Lutheran Community Services Specialist, Thrivent Financial, Saint Louis, Mo.
  • Tina
    VP for Administration, international firm
  • Vel
    International sales for a manufacturer

Ministry / Service

  • Jenny
    Works with Sous Espwa (Source of Hope), ministry of Christian Reformed Church, Haiti


  • Chris
    Dean of Kendall College’s School of Culinary Arts, Chicago, Illinois
  • Julie
    Director of Study Abroad programs, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Mary
    French teacher, Thornton Fractional High School, Calumet City, Illinois
  • Emily
    Assistante d’anglais (English teaching assistant), French public schools, Châlons-en-Champagne, France
  • Wendy
    French teacher, Indiana
  • Ricky
    French teacher, River Forest High School, Hobart, Indiana
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