Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking with some very nice head-hunters. My current boss, the two head-hunters, and myself all went to lunch in Houston. Now I have not yet told them about my investment plan (that’s for an e-mail today), but I did get some invaluable advice on how to be as desirable to an employer as possible. For one thing, they both loved my double major in French, saying that foreign language is something that in the near future will not only be desired by employers but almost a prerequisite. They did, however, mention that (and I know this) French will not be the most useful language in the business world. They recommended the obvious Chinese, but also Spanish, Farsi and Arabic. I am choosing to stick with my French major. Partly because I love the language, partly because I would hate to have had my 5 years of grade school French go to waste. Having, by some strange premonition, sensed my next question, they proceeded to explain to me that classroom study of a language was not nearly as important as proficiency. And I figure; if I can’t garner proficiency in Spanish whilst living in Texas of all places, then shame on me.
They also mentioned that to be gainfully employed in Texas, one should really also have an accounting degree. So now I am looking into a triple-major. If it proves not possible I will be getting the French/Finance degree but I’ll try my best to get an (as the one head-hunter humorously put it) FFA degree. (French, Finance, and Accounting).
They did say that the Accounting major tacked on there is a less important laurel in other parts of the country but seeing how I plan on part of my desirability to employers being my mobility, it’s probably better that I try to achieve my Future Farmers of America degree.
Now they also said I should try for an Economics minor…. This is getting to be a bit much.
Oh well, I can do it.