PHoenix French Job Fair

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Arizona State University Memorial Union

Students, parents, decision makers and professionals, participate in the Phoenix French Job Fair! In a globalized world, foreign language skills are a major asset in the job market. Participants discovered the opportunities that the French language offers throughout your career and the possibilities of learning this language in Phoenix and Arizona!

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Job Fair Presentations

French Job Fair Opening Remarks

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Workshops and Roundtables

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Alliance Française

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The French Phoenix Job Fair, co-organized by Arizona State University and the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles with the support of the Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix, is an event promoting French-language learning and its usefulness in the job market.

On the program, workshops and conferences about how learning French, a language spoken in a growing space in the world: "La Francophonie," can be an asset at every stage of life, from expanding cognitive development in children, to wowing college admissions, plus it’s an excellent way to get a running start in the job market where international exchanges abound more than ever. The event will allow students and job seekers to learn how they can use their French language skills to boost their careers, or for entrepreneurs, how having French-speaking employees can help companies grow.

Not only high school and college students can attend, as the event will be eye-opening also for parents, teachers, and of course educational institutions and private partners, making the event a moment of networking and exchange for Phoenix and the francophile community in Arizona.

(updated 9/22/22)

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8 - 9 am

Registration and Café de bienvenue




9 - 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

Nathalie Soirat, Deputy Consul general of France in Los Angeles

Mike Tueller, Director, School of International Letters and Cultures, ASU

Booths available throughout the Job Fair

ASU French program

University of Arizona French program

9:15 - 10 am

Keynote address
Professional French:
Challenges and Support

Alexandre Holle (Chamber of commerce and Industry of Paris Ile-de-France)

Northern Arizona University French program

Alliance francaise of Greater Phoenix

French American School of Arizona

10 - 10:30 am

How useful it is to learn French!

Mark Cruse (ASU)

International School of Arizona

Consulat général de France / Campus France

Montecito Village Travel

How to present your resume for a job in French

Marie Winter (ASU)

10:30 - 11 am


11 - 11:45 am

Join the French speaking World: learn French at any age!

Marie Winter (Business French, ASU)
Janine Bobin
(Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix)
Corinne Arnout (French American School of Arizona)
Catherine Thillier

Moderator: John Trenton (Pinnacle High School, Paradise Valley Unified School District)

Cover Letter Writing in French

Lilia Coropceanu (University of Arizona)

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

The French speaking World: a growing space, with growing needs. The example of Africa.

Benoit Labat (French Consulate in LA)
Isaac Joslin (ASU)

Business World Vocabulary: How to Create Killer Social Media Content

Yury Bencomo (Marketing Fems)

12:15 - 1 pm

Speaking French, an asset for your career?

Elsa Beljean, Maricopa Association of Governments

Eric Toulouse (Infineon Technologies)

Andre Lamarre, Executive Vice president, Hypertec

Moderator: Bethany Bennick (Greater Phoenix Economic Council)

Cross-cultural Communication and Global Negotiations

Denis Leclerc (ASU Thunderbird)