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French and Italian
The French and Italian department offers 4 tracks: concentration in 1 language and literature (French/ Italian); concentration in 2 languages and literature; concentration in French or Italian with another related field, or with linguistics.
The major profile below includes: a sample of post-graduation plans of recent Princeton French and Italian graduates, a sample of internships from those in the major, and online resources and professional associations offering career information.
Post-Graduation Plans of Recent French and Italian Majors*
- Teaching Assistant - Teaching Assistant Program in France, Paris, France
- Paralegal/Executive Assistant - Chemtob Moss Forman and Talbert LLP - New York, NY
- Teacher - Teach for America, Miami, FL
- Tutor - Chandler Learning Center, Bedminister, NJ
- Analyst - Deutsche Bank, New York, NY
- Associate - Google, Inc., Mountainview, CA
- Consultant - Accenture, Philadelphia, PA
- Legal Assistant - Skadden Arps, New York, NY
- Research Assistant - Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY
- Law - J.D. - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
- Linguistics - Ph.D. - University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA
* These are actual jobs and graduate programs recent graduates accepted.
Internships of Recent French and Italian Majors
- Editorial Intern - Washington Spaces Magazine, Vienna, VA
- Service Intern - Manning Road Methodist Church, Durban, South Africa
- Intern - Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France
- Stagiare - Association Culture et Patrimoine, Lisieux, France
- Writer - Bonjour Magazine, Paris, France
- Summer Intern - U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC
French and Italian Alumni from Princeton
Alumni have VOLUNTEERED to have students contact them for advice and information about majors and careers. The Alumni Careers Network (ACN), with 4,500 volunteers worldwide, is a searchable on-line database of Princeton alumni who are willing and eager for you to contact them so they can provide you with advice and assistance. Search the database for French and Italian alumni (or Romance Languages), to learn more about the careers that people from this major sometimes pursue.
Resources and Information Online
- U.S. Dept. of Labor - Occupational Outlook Handbook- Interpreters and Translators
- Career Overview- International Marketing Careers
- All Language Jobs.com
A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership- based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Often professional association websites offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts. The National Trade and Professional Associations Directory in Career Services can provide more ideas.
- American Association of Teachers of French
- French-American Chamber of Commerce
- Modern Language Association
- American Translators Association
- American Association for Applied Linguistics