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For me, everything started at Lake State. I got such a well-rounded communication background after spending four years as a student athlete at LSSU. I was able to work behind the scenes for our hockey and basketball programs, while also being an active member on campus. I even had the opportunity to practice journalism on a study abroad trip to Costa Rica with the Honors program. After I graduated, I decided to dive a little deeper into the field by pursuing a Masterís degree in Broadcast Journalism, specializing in Sports Reporting, at Boston University. I felt like I had developed such a strong base at LSSU, and as a result, while studying and working in Boston, I was able to really refine my skills and become more marketable. I am so grateful for the experiences I gained in this entire process. What I learned as a Laker got me into a top broadcast graduate program at Boston University. While in Boston I was able to cover a variety of incredible events: from the 2012 presidential election, to the Red Sox World Series title at Fenway Park, to the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. I landed my first full time journalism job at ABC 6 News in Rochester, Minnesota as a sports anchor and reporter. It requires an incredible amount of hard work and dedication, but it feels so awesome to say that I truly love what I do. Itís been such a ride, but I will never forget where it all started!

Jeanna Radzinski

College of Social Sciences, Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences

Yevgeny Medvedev
Yevgeny Medvedev, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office: ARTS 261
Phone: (906) 635-2278
Fax: (906) 635-6678


School of English and Language Studies

Department of Language Studies

French Studies

Lake Superior State University’s Bachelor of Arts in French Studies has been designed to provide students with a valuable marketable formation for a variety of careers where language proficiency and cultural awareness are increasingly in demand. As a second major, it will add weight to any specialization in science as well as in the Arts.

A Success Venture

The lack of similar degree in the broad geographic area served by LSSU has led to several requests for such a program, and it is clear that our location on the boarder of bilingual Canada offers an ideal opportunity to attract both American and Canadian students. Contacts taken with various French universities demonstrate the realistic possibility of broadening the scope of LSSU international vocation.

An Expertise in Demand

The need for expertise in French and Francophone Cultural Awareness cannot be overemphasized in the perspective of modern global economic outreach. The B.A. in French Studies offers students a wider range of employment opportunities should they choose to further their education in view of a career in teaching, translation/interpretation, business, government, technology, etc. Furthermore, the uniqueness of this degree lies in its four specific complementary components: language, literature, business and civilization.

Expanding the Outreach

The idea of a BS in French for Business and International Trade was the result of consultation with LSSU Business Department, the main objective of such a degree being to provide students with the competency and the related advantages of two well-balanced, complementary fields of concentration as well as the practical experience of a valuable internship in a multicultural business environment. Such programs have proven to be highly attractive to francophone nationals from Europe and the rest of the world eager to obtain degrees from US universities.

Faculty

  • Yevgeny Medvedev
    BA 1994, University of California; M.A. 1998, Columbia University; M. Phil. 2002, Columbia University; 2009 Ph.D, University of Toronto

Academic Programs (Degree/Minor)

Possible Careers

  • Primary and Secondary Education
  • Translator
  • Communications
  • Travel Industry
  • International Business
  • Diplomacy
  • Law

 

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Jenna Perry Sault Ste. Marie, MI

I am from Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Majoring in Psychology, double Minoring in dance and counseling. I have been dancing since the age of two and it has blessed me with so many great opportunities such as dancing at Disney World, Broadway Dance Center, many conventions and competitions throughout various states and country's, as well as working with some of my role models such as tap dancer, Cartier Williams. Dancing at Lake State is definitely a life changer for me, it's the perfect place because everybody is so close and focused and we are all doing what we love! I wouldn't want to spend my college years dancing anywhere else but here.

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