Current Continued-Study or Employment Opportunities
French majors enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict are eligible to apply for the Dr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Gaida & Family Scholarship for French. Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need. Amounts ranging from $2000 to $2400 are divided among scholarship recipients every year.
Follow this link for more information on the Gaida Scholarship for French.
The scholarship is awarded every spring on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need, and is open to all French majors enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall semester of a given year.
Each year the French faculty work with student language tutors and TAs, the French Cultural Events assistant, and office assistants through student employment; these positions might include tutoring, assistance with class materials and cultural events, researching films for the French Film Series,and other research as needed by individual faculty members.
CSB/SJU French students have had success finding opportunities to apply their French linguistic and cultural skills after graduation. Alumni and alumnae of the French program include French teachers, translators, professors, researchers, and employees in international business. Career Services hosts a webpage that features French alums and useful resources that serve as a starting point for exploring and researching careers. Click here.
More resources from Career Services:
- How to write a resume, create a cover letter, prepare for an interview, create a business card, network, etc. Here you will find sample resumes (with a variety of formats and styles), sample cover letters, and typical interview questions and etiquette, as well as much more.
- Graduate Outcomes: Career Services compiles graduate data each year to get a snapshot of what grads do within the first year of graduation. Go to this page to see what CSB/SJU French grads have done between 2010-2015.
- Internship & Job Search/Volunteering after Graduation/Graduate School Options: A variety of helpful resources.
The French government teaching assistant program
The French government teaching assistant program is of special interest: Students who will have graduated by next summer and who have working knowledge of French can apply for one of over 500 positions available. Modest stipend paid. No charge to apply or participate. Note that the application forms are entirely in French and very extensive! While the materials specify eligibility as limited to French majors, many of our students who were accepted in past years were not French majors but had a working knowledge of French.