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german area studies

german area studies

German Area Studies

Professional Pathways

So, what can you do with a German degree? The question is: What CAN’T you do with a German degree? Studying German is not just memorizing vocabulary and learning grammar. It teaches you how to think, how to problem solve; it hones your critical thinking and fosters independence, it exposes you to other ideas and modes of thought; it challenges you to expand your perspectives and reflect on your own worldview. The skills, discipline, and range of experiences gained by a German major can give you an advantage when pursuing any of the following professions: Academics/Education
  • historian
  • interpreter
  • librarian
  • museum curator
  • professor
  • researcher
  • study abroad advisor at college/university
  • teacher
  • translator
The Arts
  • actor
  • documentarian
  • fashion design
  • musician/singer
Business/Finance
  • advertising
  • banker
  • entrepreneur
  • financial analyst
  • investment analyst
  • marketing
Legal
  • attorney
  • judge
Government/Public Policy
  • diplomatic corps
  • fellow at international think tank
  • foreign affairs expert
  • Publishing
    • author
    • broadcast journalist
    • editor
    • journalist
    • magazine editor
    • website editor
    Service Industry
    • airline services
    • hotel manager
    • restaurateur
    • tour guide