On this page you will find information about careers pursued by French majors, skills French majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the French program.


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in French include:

  • Academic Liaison - School Support
  • Assistant - Global Climate Policy
  • Coordinator of Legislation & Special Projects
  • Deputy General Counsel
  • Reference Archivist

Career-Related Skills

  • Communication: Foreign language majors gain skills in oral expression, critical reading, translation, clear writing, editing and interpreting in foreign languages. 
  • Human Relations: Appreciation for other cultures, adaptability to different environments, and receptivity to new ideas are developed by both studying abroad and studying other cultures.
  • Research & Problem Solving: Comparison of ideas, problem identification, developing problem solving techniques, and information analysis are skills strengthened through a foreign language major. 
  • Education & Instruction: Many foreign language majors gain valuable instructional skills by tutoring others in both the oral and written aspects of the language.

Career-Related We Sites

Cadres Online - Conduct a job search for French-related careers or view the guide to French resumes.  

Cyborlink - France business etiquette, culture & manners.

Escape Artist.com - Overseas job opportunities, tools for moving overseas, travel links, etc.

International Language Job Center - View English job offers, foreign language job offers, or visit the site's career clinic.

Job Openings in France for Scientists 

Overseas Jobs

Resources for International Job Opportunities (Riley Guide) 

The Electronic Embassy 

Translation Services T- his site will translate text or web sites between English and Spanish, French, German, Italian or Portuguese. 

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.