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Since graduating in Spring of 2007, I have been an in Account Management role. I have become experienced with business development and a strong background in creating growth for business services companies. I am currently at Eicher Engineering Solutions which is a global product development solutions company headquartered in India with resources in China and Farmington Hills, MI. I have been with Eicher for over three years now and it has been a great experience. At Eicher, I am responsible for new client development, cultivating relationships, and building trust with my current clients for the purpose of making recommendations on critical job orders. Also, I would like to add that Dr. Jason Swedene and Dr. George Denger played a major role in my success at academically at LSSU and professionally throughout my career.

Scott Abramczyk, Account Manager, Eicher Engineering Solutions-Inc

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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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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