After teaching, French alum now works for Square
An update from George Norris ’15, who majored in French Teacher Education in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Illinois State University:
“My first job using my foreign language was through Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), which allows people to travel to France and be an English teacher for about a year. It was a rewarding experience because not only did you get to teach students your particular section of American culture you get a much more in-depth experience for living than study abroad. I had to go to the doctor and the post office and open a bank account. I went about my daily life like every other French citizen.
My second job is now with Square as a French customer support member. We are a financial payments company that works in America and Canada. I deal primarily with French Canadian customers. I answer questions about their account and about Square in general. I have also provided on-site training for our new French supporters and have been involved in content expansion projects for our internal resources.
Also, I hope to apply for our team that travels to locations and sets up Square sellers. We have an emerging market in Quebec and I look forward to the opportunity to travel there and get people excited about Square.”