German studies off-campus studies course class gathers with faculty

Germany is a world leader in green energy and technology, luxury automobiles, engineering, and finance, and there are many opportunities open to professionals with experience in German language, culture, and history. In addition, German was long the lingua franca in fields like chemistry, physics, engineering, philosophy, history, art history, music, and religious studies. Graduate school programs in these fields often require previous German study or look highly upon it as proof of rigorous undergraduate preparation for advanced study.

Alumni Careers

Global law and international citizenship master’s in jurisprudence program, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa (Class of 2016)

Field organizer at Colorado Democratic Party, Grand Junction, Colorado (Class of 2016)

Master’s of teaching program, St. Martin’s University, Lacey, Washington (Class of 2016)

Advanced naturalist intern, Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone, Minnesota (Class of 2014)

Program coordinator, Welthungerhilfe, Turkey (Class of 2012)

German teacher, Dassel-Cokato High School, Cokato, Minnesota (Class of 2008)

Research associate, KDH Research Communication, Atlanta, Georgia (Class of 2008)

Program assistant, International Republican Institute, Washington, D.C. (Class of 2007)

Principal program manager, Rockwell Collins Deutschland Gmbh, Heidelberg, Germany (Class of 2004)

Mathematics teacher, International School Rheintal, Buchs, Switzerland (Class of 2004)

Administrative director, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (Class of 1995)

Economist, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C. (Class of 1994)

Teacher, International School-Conakry, Washington, D.C. (Class of 1992)

Attorney deputy public defender, State of Colorado, Ft. Collins, Colorado (Class of 1987)