Careers in German
Emily Krueger
Emily

Geishecker
Marie


Krenzke
Peter

Hasler
John

Fickenscher
Pamela

Wondering what career your German major will prepare you for? Many graduates have found that their excellent communication skills in both German and English have led to exciting professional opportunities.  Take a look at the examples below or click on a photo for a more detailed alumni profile.


Government

• Janice
Government and Press Relations Associate at NAFSA (International Studies Organization), Washington, D.C.

• Emily
Deputy Press Secretary for Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN), Washington, D.C.

• Matt
International Economist, Office of Trade Policy Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.


Business

• Dawn
Market Researcher, MRC, Sulzbach, Germany

• Kim
Logistics Order Administrator, Siemens AG, Hoffmann Estates, Illinois

• Kara
Sales Representative, Venta Luftwäscher, Elk Grove Village, Illinois

• Elizabeth
In-House Translator, Transline Deutschland, Reutlingen, Germany


Science and Technology

• Elizabeth
Manufacturing Engineer, Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo, Michigan

• Andrew
Mechanical Associate, Sargent and Lundy, Chicago, Illinois

• Caitlin
Technical Team Leader, Gentex, Zeeland, Michigan


Education

• Erica
Associate Dean, International Programs, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, Illinois

• John
Associate Professor of German, Purdue University, West-Lafayette, Indiana

• Julie
Koordinatorin, Deutsch-Amerikanischer Studiengang/MSc, ESB, Hochschule Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Germany

• Courtney
German Teacher, Hammond High School, Hammond, Indiana

• John
School of Language Studies, Foreign Service Institute, State Department, Washington, D.C.


Travel

• Erika
European Rail Reservation Agent, DER-Deutsches Reisebüro, Chicago, Illinois

• Hella
Travel Coordinator, AHI Travel, Rosemont, Illinois


Service

• Lori
Volunteer, United States Peace Corps, Namibia

• John
Community Organizer, National Community Church, Washington, D.C.

• Pamela
Minister, Edina Community Lutheran Church, Edina, Minnesota