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Job Fairs

French Language Job Fair in New Orleans

November 14, 2019 • Tulane University

On November 14th Tulane University, in partnership with the French Consulate in Louisiana, hosted the first ever French language job fair in the United States. More than 500 people attended the event, which included workshops, meetings with potential employers and roundtables on related topics.

The job fair began with a talk by the Consul General of France in Louisiana, Vincent Sciama, who spoke about the increasing importance of the French language in the U.S. job market. According to a study conducted by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), in the U.S. French is the third most demanded language among employers. This first job fair in New Orleans was designed to respond to this growing demand among companies for employees with foreign language skills.

Throughout the day, attendees were able to meet with major companies seeking French-speaking employees (among them Airbus, Total and Marriott). Students at every level of French proficiency were offered workshops on using French in a professional context, including presenting a professional project and describing career interests. The Job Fair also hosted several roundtable discussions on the different potential professional uses of French within Louisiana and the U.S. as a whole.

Program

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For more information, please contact Nicolas Torres