Name: Meredith Mills
Majors: Business and French
Graduation Year: 2017
"My name is Meredith Mills, I'm from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and I double majored in Business and French from the Cox School of Business and Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. After graduation, I decided to pursue a graduate degree and I am currently an MBA candidate through the SMU Cox School of Business. I'm thinking of pursuing my masters in French after I finish this program."
Why did you choose to major in a World Language?
I chose to double major in French because I think that the ability to communicate with others across the globe is extremely important. In other parts of the world, they are learning multiple languages throughout their lives while in the United States, a focus on learning foreign languages isn't as great.
How do you think studying a foreign language helped to prepare you for your career?
Studying a foreign language requires discipline and commitment, both very important traits to have for whatever career path you decide to choose.
What advice do you have for other students thinking about majoring or minoring in a foreign language?
DO IT! You will thank yourself later in life. Teaching yourself to learn another language is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.