Lecture series explores how to leverage a French degree for success

Five French flags with spears.

“French B.A. and Beyond” is a lecture series dedicated to exploring the many applications and opportunities that come with a French degree. The talks feature a diverse group of speakers, including successful Fresno State alumni and other professionals who have leveraged their French degrees to achieve success in a variety of fields. They will share their experiences and insights on how a French degree can open doors to exciting and fulfilling opportunities.

Whether you are a current French student, a recent graduate, or someone interested in the language and culture, you are invited on this journey of discovery and exploration.

All of the lectures are between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. in the Resnick Student Union, room 206, unless otherwise noted. The series is also available on Zoom, meeting ID: 847 5138 2250.

Lecture Series:

  • March 29 – “Voice AI and Women Entrepreneurship” with Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek in Engineering East 180.
  • April 12 – “Enhancing Customs Business Processes Across Multiple Countries” with Leslie Damien Hille
  • April 19 – “Multilingualism and Intercultural Experience in the Global Workplace” with Alyssa Hance.
  • April 26 – “Multilingual Learning: Strategies for Engaging and Effective Instructional Design in Diverse Global Contexts” with Dr. Merica McNeil.
  • May 3 – “Second Language Acquisition and Teaching” with Francis Larson.

The talks are a collaboration between the French program and the French club, le Cercle Français.


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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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