French is more than just learning words and verbs, its about communicating, its about familiarizing oneself with another culture and way of life. French is crucial as a world language. More than 122 million people in 33 countries speak French and along with English, it is the official language of several international organizations, among them the United Nations Secretariat, the Council of Europe and UNESCO.
"With a liberal arts education, I am able to say that I majored in political science and French with a minor in Biology, History, Astronomy, Art, Literature, and Math. I am able to sit down and converse about the shadow techniques of the Italian artist Caravaggio, the density of bone mass in the human body, and the poetry from the Renaissance era."
"A liberal arts education opens your world to...the world."
Can you explain your current job position, the company and the role you serve there?
”I am the youth representative to the United Nations for the non-profit, United Nations affiliated organization, Global Education Motivators (GEM). GEM works in aiding both the local community as well as the global community to meet the constant challenges of an advancing, global society. As the youth representative, I have been able to work side by side with UNICEF and their Voices of Youth platform in reaching children from around the globe and creating conversation cross-culturally via the online platform.”
How would you say your liberal arts education at CHC influenced your current job?
"The very institution (CHC) offered the job on a platter, in a sense. They gave me the opportunity and I took hold with both hands. I was an intern for the two school semesters and was offered the job directly after graduation."
What kinds of professional services did CHC provide during your time there?
"Internships, career development, networking, volunteer opportunities, non-profit organization fairs..."