Gossip with the insiders - What if French-language students step in communications

THUrsday - 20/07/2023 22:27

On July 6th, the International Francophone Institute (IFI), Vietnam National University (VNU) in collaboration with the Faculty of French Language and Culture, University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS), and Le Courrier du Vietnam newspaper, successfully organized a talkshow: "Gossip with the insiders - What if French-language students step in communications".

Representatives from IFI, ULIS, and Le Courrier du Vietnam, along with students, taking photos.
Representatives from IFI, ULIS, and Le Courrier du Vietnam, along with students, taking photos

The talkshow aimed to enhance the quality of human resources and equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the professional environment, thereby actively preparing them for their future careers. It also provided an opportunity for French language students to expand their networks and find career opportunities in the field of communications after graduation.

The event featured Mr. Phan Xuân Thắng, Director of the Center for Education and Training  (IFI-PUF), along with representatives from various departments of IFI. 

From the University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS), VNU, there was Mr. Lê Xuân Thắng, Chairman of the Union of French Language and Culture Faculty, and other faculty members attended.
Particularly, the event was graced by the presence of several distinguished guests, including Mrs. Đoàn Thị Y Vi, a former student, Cohort 23, French Language and Culture Faculty, ULIS, VNU, and Deputy Editor-in-chief of Le Courrier du Vietnam newspaper; Mrs. Nguyễn Thuỳ Linh, a former student, Cohort 50, French Language and Culture Faculty, ULIS, VNU, currently working at the Foreign Affairs Department of VOV5 - Voice of Vietnam; Mrs. Phan Thị Hoài Nhân, a former student of the Master's program in Digital and Editorial Communication (INFOCOM) at IFI, currently working at Horizon Vietnam Travel company. Besides, Mrs. Đào Anh Thư, now the manager of the Center for Consulting and Technology Transfer (IFI-BRAIN), a former INFOCOM Master's student at IFI, also participated as an emcee.

Three speakers discussing at the talkshow
Three speakers discussing at the talkshow

Mrs. Đoàn Thị Y Vi, Deputy Editor-in-chief of Le Courrier du Vietnam newspaper initiated the talkshow with the story of her career path in journalism and offered valuable advice on career orientation and development to junior and senior students majoring in French language. She emphasized the importance of self-learning, independent research, and seeking internship opportunities early on to gain practical experience in their chosen field. Besides, Mrs. Y Vi also introduced and encouraged students to participate in the Young Francophone Reporters contest by Le Courrier du Vietnam to gain experience in writing and upgrade their CVs.

Next up, there came a Q&A session between speaker Phan Thị Hoài Nhân and the audience. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in French language, Mrs. Hoài Nhân found it hard to fit in the job that had no relevance to what she had studied. With determination to pursue her passion, French language, and to seek better career opportunities, she decided to enroll in the Master's program in Information - Communication, specializing in Digital and Editorial Communication (INFOCOM) at IFI. With the knowledge and skills learned during her studies, she has achieved considerable success in the field of Communications - Marketing. Mentioning her success when working in a professional environment, she advised that young students should have a devoted, responsible, persistent, attentive, and eager-to-learn mindset to go further in their career path.

Meanwhile, as a former student of the French language and currently working in the field of international communications, Mrs. Nguyễn Thuỳ Linh expressed her empathy with the concerns and anxieties that students were facing after graduation. She encouraged the students to catch opportunities, actively upgrade their knowledge, be willing to try new challenges and step out of their comfort zone. Because this was also what she had done to become one of the standouts among editors and radio broadcasters at VOV5 - Voice of Vietnam.

The ending of the talkshow was filled with a lively atmosphere. Several questions from ULIS students were given. The speakers, with their extensive knowledge and rich practical experience, provided insightful answers, helping students find their direction and equip themselves confidently for the professional work environment.

 

Here are some images from the talkshow:

Representatives from IFI, ULIS, and Le Courrier du Vietnam taking photos with the speakers
Representatives from IFI, ULIS, and Le Courrier du Vietnam taking photos with the speakers
The talkshow attracted great participation from various French language students
The talkshow attracted great participation from various French language students

 

Author: Hạnh Nguyên - IFI-COM


 
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