Come to the 2019 French Language Conference & Job Fair

Are you a student, do you speak French, and do you want to take advantage of this useful skill to jumpstart your career?

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The Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, San Diego State University, the San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce, and the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to offer you FREE access to a French Language Conference & Job Fair to be held at San Diego State University on November 19, 2019 from 1:30pm - 6:00pm.

Whether you are looking for an internship during your studies or just beginning your career, this event will connect you with valuable employers who are in need of your talents!

You will have the opportunity to interview in-person with companies seeking to hire French speakers, to connect with French businesses and organizations, and to learn more about the importance of the French language for domestic and international job markets. You will also be able to attend workshops to tailor your resumé and cover letter, and learn how to better prepare for interviews!

With 15 organizations seeking to hire French speakers, including Le Lycée Français de San Diego, l’Alliance Francaise San Diego, Lascom Solutions, San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce, Sunset Homestays, Bankore Financial, Inc. , NextHome Bella Properties, OZBiosciences, San Diego Diplomacy Council, International School of Orange County, Altadena Arts Magnet, Maison Duquesne, Affinity Development Group (Group/Costco Auto Program) and Cave Creek Unified School District, and keynotes and presentation by diverse speakers including, among others, Ms. Nathalie Soirat, Deputy Consul General of France in Los Angeles, and Alexandre Holle, Head of Academic Innovation and Partnerships at the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce, this French Language Conference & Job Fair promises to be an enriching experience.

Explore the job and internship proposals below:

Job seekers- don’t miss out on this opportunity! Click here to sign-up and receive reminders & updates. You can also bring copies of your resumé on-site - Dress Business Professional - This is a free event for job seekers

Check out the exciting, detailed program that has been announced!

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Conference Room 1

  • 2:00pm – 2:10pm Welcoming Remarks - Nathalie Soirat (Deputy Consul General of France)
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm Keynote Address - The French Advantage by Alexandre Holle (CCIP/IDF) & Olivier Ngo (French Consulate)
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm Break – Networking Opportunity
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm Roundtable - How French Can Jumpstart Your Career by James Harvey; Joe Saad; Paris Cameron; moderator: Susanne Forrayi
  • 4:35pm – 4:55pm Conference 1 - Lead with French Through International Certification by Alexandre Holle (CCIP/IDF)
  • 5:00pm – 5:20pm Conference 2 Teach French, Inspire the Next Generation of Francophones by Valerie Sun
  • 5:25pm – 5:45pm Conference 3 - Why Studying in France Makes a Difference by Vanessa Reynolds (SDSU) & Olivier Ngo (French Consulate)

Conference Room 2

  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm Job & Internship Interviews
  • 4:35pm – 5:45pm Job & Internship Interviews
  • 4:35pm – 4:55pm Workshop 1 How to best adapt your resumé by Florence Miquel
  • 5:00pm – 5:20pm Workshop 2 How to write a convincing cover letter by Catherine Moore
  • 5:25pm – 5:45pm Workshop 3 Make an impression during your job interview Joe Saad

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