Scholarships and Employment
French majors enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict are eligible to apply for the Dr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Gaida & Family Scholarship for French. Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need. Amounts ranging from $1500 to $2000 are divided among scholarship recipients every year.
Follow this link for more information on the Gaida Scholarship for French .
Congratulations to the following CSB French majors: Christina Desert '13 and Emily Huber '14, recipients of the 2012-2013 Dr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Gaida Family Scholarship for French. The scholarship is awarded every spring on the basis of scholarship, strength of academic purpose, and financial need, and is open to all French majors enrolled at the College of Saint Benedict who will be juniors or seniors in the Fall semester of a given year.
Each year the French faculty work with student language and office assistants through student employment; these positions might include tutoring, assistance with class materials and cultural events, researching films for the French Film Series,and other research as needed by individual faculty members.
CSB/SJU French students have had success finding opportunities to apply their French linguistic and cultural skills after graduation. Alumni and alumnae of the French program include French teachers, translators, professors, researchers, and employees in international business.
Job Listings and Other Opportunites
August 2012: Opening for a full-time French teacher at Robbinsdale-Cooper High School, Levels III and IV (there are 6 levels in all); an IB school, IB training provided. See Robbinsdale Schools web site (rdale.org)
July 2012: Forest Lake -- junior high French Levels 1 & 2. http://www.forestlake.k12.mn.us/employment/
Recent graduates have a strong record of placement in programs such as the French government "Assistant/Assistante" teaching program, the Peace Corps, and other service organisations. The French government teaching assistant program is of special interest: Students who will have graduated by next summer and who have working knowledge of French can apply for one of over 500 positions available. Modest stipend paid. No charge to apply or participate. Note that the application forms are entirely in French and very extensive! While the materials specify eligibility as limited to French majors, many of our students who were accepted in past years were not French majors but had a working knowledge of French.
Those interested in exploring other options for working (including internships, volunteering, teaching) in Francophone countries should check out these resources and opportunites: