French and Francophone Studies Career Workshop

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: zoom

Join the French and Francophone Studies for our French Career Workshop. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work or intern in France or a Francophone country? Then this workshop is for you!

While job seekers all over the world have some concerns in common, the French and Francophone way of doing business is closely connected to culture and language, and international businessmen and women sometimes make mistakes that end up souring a deal before it's begun. Our goal is to help you avoid some of these awkward situations.

Kate Larson from the Career Exploration Center will begin the session with helpful and creative advice for preparing for internships and job searches, including some basics on resume development, cover letters, and presenting oneself at job fairs and interviews.

Juliette Rogers from the French & Francophone Studies department will then show examples of a French resume and, if you need to create one, will work on helping you create a “C.V.” in French that can be used for French and Francophone companies.

We will also look at standard lettres de motivation (cover letters) and discuss how to present yourself during an interview, and, if needed, how to conduct interviews, in French, giving some basic tips to avoid common pitfalls.

We will examine some cultural differences in the workplace as well.

But most importantly, if you have a specific need or question, we will work one-on-one with you, as time permits.

  • Objectives for this Career Workshop:

     ➢ How to write a resume (“C.V.”), in French
     ➢ How to write a cover letter, in French
     ➢ How to interview, present yourself in French and English
     ➢ Work around your specific questions

Please bring a draft of your resume or any other document you want to use to the workshop so that we can assist you on ways to improve it.

Please contact Theresa Klauer (klauer@macalester.edu) for zoom link

Contact: klauer@macalester.edu

This event is for: Students

Sponsored by: French and Francophone Studies

Listed under: Career Events, Front Page Events

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