ELTS French Job Fair

On October 30th, we hosted our first francophone Job Fair, connecting students with international companies. The Job Fair was co-organized by Laurence Denié-Higney, senior lecturer in the ELTS department and Alain Charbonnier from Belwest, the Belgian-Luxembourg American Chamber of Commerce for the Western US.  The fair followed our first “Rencontres Professionnelles” networking event between students and companies last May.

This event was sponsored by the AATF, the French Embassy, the General Delegation of Québec, and the Dean of humanities. 

Highlights of the day :

The Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles, the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office San Francisco, the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles and the Québec Government Office in Los Angeles, presented how and why studying and living in the different countries and province in front of a packed audience.

A round table with the Consul general of Belgium 🇧🇪 Sophie Hottat, the Consul general of France 🇫🇷 Julie Duhaut-Bedos, the Delegate general of Québec ⚜️ David Brulotte, and the Representative of 🇱🇺 Sandrine Scheller, discussed ‘Francophone Business and the American Economy’ in sharing personal experience on how multilingual capacities changed their career and life, the role of OIF, the french language in the US economy and business activity.

A big thank you to Safran, Louis Vuitton, TV5MONDE, DocDelta, l’Alliance Francaise de Los Angeles,the Wallonia Export & Investment Agency, UFE Los Angeles, for their support and bringing internships and positions to our students.