Why Major in a Language?
Senior Analyst at Accenture
My experiences studying French, as well as living and working abroad in France, have greatly influenced and supported my professional life. After teaching in Toulouse, I was hired by Accenture as a French-language resource for an ongoing project. I used my language skills and experience to not only train other incoming foreign team members, but also lead French-language client meetings, and expand upon my role to include more international projects. Knowing another language and culture is an extremely valuable asset, especially in a business setting. If anything, I strive to surround myself with a diverse work environment, and no longer think of language or cultural differences as "barriers".