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What are-you-going-to-do-with-that


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Why it is a good idea to continue taking German

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What are-you-going-to-do-with-that

  1. 1. What are you going to do with that?
  2. 2.  Bessere Chancen für Unibewerbungen  Zugang zu Stipendien (Deutschland hat über 200 pro Jahr)
  3. 3.  Congress-Bundestag Exchange  DeutscherAkademischer Austauschdienst  Austrian Database for Scholarships
  4. 4.  Englisch-Lehrer in Deutschland und Österreich  Teaching English in Germany and Austria  Forschungsprojekte in Deutschland und Österreich  Research projects in Germany and Austria
  5. 5.  For example: University of California  56 majors require or recommend German  43 majors – French  21 majors –Spanish  7 majors –Japanese
  6. 6. Academic programs requiring or recommending German:  Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Studies, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Physics  Linguistics, Logic and Methodology of Science  Art History, Music  Philosophy, Physiology, Religious Studies, Zoology.
  7. 7.  German - a business and scientific language
  8. 8.  Unschätzbar beim Studium der Philisophie, Literatur, andere Kunstfächer (Film, Musik, Architektur)  Invaluable to the study of philosophy, literature and the other arts(music and architecture.
  9. 9.  Deutschland ist das stärkste Land in Europa – politisch, finaziell, wirtschaftlich  Germany = most powerful country in Europe politically, financially, economically  Deutschland ist der fünftgrößte Handelpartner der USA  Germany = fifth largest trading partner of the U.S.  Deutsch ist eine wichtige Handelsprache in der EU und in Zentral- und Osteuropa  German = key business language in the European Union and in Central and Eastern Europe
  10. 10.  Es gibt über 750 U.S. Firmen sind in Deutschland  750+ major U.S. firms in Germany.  über 1100 deutsche Firmen sind in den USA  1100 German companies in the U.S.  25% der ausländischen Touristen kommen aus deutsch-sprechenden Ländern  25% of foreign tourists in U.S. = from German-speaking countries
  11. 11.  Deutsche Firmen in den USA zahlen ihren deutschsprechenden Angestellen mehr als anderen  German companies in the U.S. pay German-speaking employees premium salaries.  Jedes Jahr Machen hunderte von U.S. Studenten Praktika in deutschen Firmen in den USA und in Deutschland  Every year hundreds of American students complete internships with German companies in the U.S. and abroad.
  12. 12.  German companies: Daimler-Benz,Volkswagen, Porsche, BMW, Puma, Adidas, Siemens, Bose, Miele, Lowenbrau.  Austrian companies: Swarovski, Atomic Skis, Red Bull  Swiss companies: Nestle, Swatch,TAG Heuer.
  13. 13.  Department of Homeland Security  Department of Health and Human Services  Department of Commerce  Department of Energy
  14. 14.  Uni Kassel/Uni Oldenburg: European Master in Renewable Energy  FHS Flensburg/Uni Kiel:Wind Engineering  Uni Stuttgart:Water Resources Engineering and Management  DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) program
  15. 15. General Manager, Automotive Manufacturing and Engineering Supply Firm Academic Librarian (Cataloger) Academic Research Scientist Study Abroad Coordinator US Naval Officer High School German Instructor Project Engineer | Operations Management Associate Automotive Engineering Intern
  16. 16. Tyler Christesen  BA in German 2007  JuniorYear in Munich  International ManagementTrainee with Bosch- Siemens Hausgeräte in Munich.  MBA  Director, HR Marketing and Recruiting, BSH Bosch and Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH  “The intensive speaking and writing requirements of the German Program at UMW, as well as the optional study abroad semester, were an ideal preparation for this position – the skills I learned helped me to differentiate myself from other candidates and led to interesting opportunities in both the US and Germany."
  17. 17. Sarah Eubanks  BA in German and Biology in 2013  DAAD RISE Summer Scholarship at the University of Kiel in Genetics in 2012  Currently in a MA/PhD program in Genetics at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  18. 18. Jesse Kopp  BA in German and StudioArt in 2009  CEO English Superior (LanguageTeaching and Translation Services)  "When I walked across the stage at UMW in 2009, I never would have guessed that I would be running my own small business in Düsseldorf, Germany just five years later. Looking back it's clear that it was that my time in UMW's German program that equipped me with knowledge and skills that have allowed me to strike out on my own abroad.The small class size and the individual attention I received from Dr. Rotter were both critical in helping me gain (and retain!) the linguistic proficiency I've needed to stand on my own in Germany as a language instructor, translator, and interpreter.With his support and encouragement, I became the first student from the program to receive funding for interdisciplinary undergraduate research abroad and to graduate with academic honors."
  19. 19.  Middle school &high school = basis for German learning  continue on the university level  Interested in the sciences, arts, philosophy, …?  No problem Just add German
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