Careers in German
Graduates of Carthage’s German program use their cultural knowledge and language skills in various careers after graduation.
German courses integrate many other subjects: politics, economics, art, literature, media, film, and geography. Students can easily combine German with other majors, including religion, international political economy, business, art, marketing, physics, or history.
Here is a look at how some career options for German graduates.
- Research assistant
- Travel consultant or tour guide
- Museum staff
- International customer service
- Study abroad advisor
- Diplomacy staff
- International negotiator
- Environment and sustainability specialist
- Medical writing manager
- Clinical researcher
- Business development officer
- Communications director
- European sales coordinator
- IT project manager
- Product support engineer
- Supplier management
- Account executive
- Project coordinator
- Graphic designer
- Data analyst
- Program coordinator
- Business analyst
- Computer programmer
- Lawyer (once you’re qualified in American law, you can specialize in international law with a focus on German-speaking countries)
- Airline pilot/cabin crew
- IT technician
- Engineer (any discipline)
- HR professional
- Professional writer/copywriter
- Marketer/sales manager
Carthage German students have gone on to successful careers incorporating their German studies:
Sarah Sprenger teaches second grade at the German Immersion School in Milwaukee.
Melissa Haines teaches German at a high school in Illinois.
Orsi Kiss completed her Ph.D. in German at Indiana University to become a German professor.
Leah Stuhlmacher works in international marketing for Harley-Davidson, where she had an internship while she was a student. Majors: German and Marketing
Alyson Kuttruff worked for the German Parliament in Berlin. Plans to attend graduate school in politics. Majors: German and International Political Economy
Adam Mademann works for Egetrans International, where he helps companies import and transport products to the United States. Majors: German and History