Christine Day – Alumna Spotlight
Hometown: Germantown, TN
BA in French and International Studies (2006)
“I started learning French in high school because I loved the language/history and had a great teacher from France who really inspired me to learn.”
Christine studied abroad in Montpellier, France, and wrote a senior thesis on the topic of how many French were against further integration in the European Union in the early 90s.
“Ironically the French are now a leader in the EU but a lot of the reasons the French were against further integration in the European Union are relevant for why the UK is currently trying to exit the EU. So one could argue the lessons from the past have not been fully appreciated!”
Christine’s path since graduation has included International Marketing Assistant for Pfizer European Marketing in Paris, France; Global Account Director TBWA\WorldHealth for TBWA International Communications in Paris, France; Strategic Business Development Manager for TRM-Oncology in Paris, France; Senior Director, Global Educational Services for Prime Oncology Medical Educational Services in The Hague, Netherlands. She is currently the Director of Medical Education Oncology/Hematology for WEBMD- London, UK.
Why study French at UM?
“Learning a foreign language has been an amazing experience for me, it opens windows to different cultures and perspectives and opens doors to different career paths. French is a beautiful language and France is a beautiful country. It has always benefited me in my life and career to be able to speak it, right down to the day to day dealings I have in my job with my francophone clients all over the world such as Canada, France, and even North Africa where it is often a 2nd language.”