LANA ELIZABETH HAMON, PhD
Executive Associate to the President
Two for Two
Accent International was the ideal bridge to enable me to fine-tune
my move from the academic to the corporate world. In the spring of
2001, I contacted Accent and expressed my desire to continue in a
high-level executive support position but with a French company in
order to better use my language skills and academic background in
French. Determined to anchor myself in the international business
sector, I had already left a non-tenured university teaching position
and was working for a big player in the technology world. I was not,
however, using my French. Accent found me my current position, one
that I consider the perfect fit, with a French pharmaceutical. Now
I read, write and speak French every workday, and Paris is once again
part of my daily routine.
This in itself would be a success story, but there is more. When my
son Christopher returned last winter from a year of study abroad in
Paris, he wanted to put to use his new college degree and linguistic
skills in metropolitan New York. I suggested that he contact Accent
International. With Accent's expert help, he had his first "real"
job within weeks, as a customer relations specialist with a Swiss
luxury watch company. Two for two, thanks to Accent.