Loyola University Maryland

The Rizzo Career Center

French

Overview of Major
What Can I Do With This Major?
Potential Job Titles
Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers
Learn from Alumni
Additional Web Resources

Overview of Major

Elementary and intermediate language courses provide balanced practice of the four language skills, —reading, writing, speaking and listening— in meaningful and real-world contexts, as well as an introduction to French and Francophone literatures and cultures. Advanced French courses are designed to help students gain an understanding of and appreciation for French and Francophone language, history, culture, and literature.

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What can I do with this major?

Learn more about career options in your field by clicking below to learn about different focus areas, typical employers, and strategies to get started. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for links to Professional Associations, industry job search tools, and resources for additional insight.

Use O*Net for additional career research and to explore the tasks and activities typical in various careers. Browsing through job postings on Handshake (and other sites) while you are still making a career decision can provide insight into the industry; taking note of required qualifications lets you know what skills and experiences to seek out during your time at Loyola.

Potential Job Titles

  • Intelligence Officer
  • Citizen Outreach Specialist
  • Marketing Communications Associate
  • Tour Guide
  • Program Coordinator
  • Community Engagement Specialist
  • Management Consultant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Arbitrator
  • International Lawyer
  • Translator or Interpreter
  • Book Editor
  • Historical Archivist
  • Business Analyst
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Conciliator & Mediator
  • Technical Writer
  • Journalist
  • Export Agent
  • Missionary Worker

Examples of Internship Sites & Potential Employers

  • Governor's Commission on African Affairs and Caribbean Affairs
  • Arc of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Baltimore & Howard County Public Schools
  • Villa Maria
  • Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • UNICEF
  • Agora Publishing
  • Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs
  • Baltimore Magazine
  • John’s Hopkins Medical International
  • Conde Nast Publications
  • U.S. Department of State
  • CNN
  • World Trade Center Institute
  • GMBC
  • Beans and Bread Outreach Center
  • Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Office of Communications

Learn from Alumni

Join Loyola Connect, an online networking platform just for the Loyola community, to search for alumni by major, industry, location, and more. Get advice and insight from those who have been in your shoes. You can also explore profiles of Loyola students and alumni on LinkedIn. Considering asking an alum for an Informational Interview to learn more about their career, employer, and industry trends.

Additional Web Resources

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Alumni

Jon Borris

The senior Vice President of Pop Promotion at Columbia Records brings his Jesuit education to the entertainment industry

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