Your major is just the beginning...
Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.
To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).
The Brandeis Internship Exchange is a convenient online tool to find and share internship opportunities.
Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to search internships by major.
German Language and Literature
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
What to do with a degree in German Language and Literature
Sample of Occupations
German Language and Literature Web Sites
Graduate School Information
German Language and Literature is a section of the Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature. It offers language instruction as well as a broad examination of the many aspects of the culture, past and present, of Germany, Austria, and parts of Switzerland. Students of this section have gone on to graduate school in German literature to prepare for a career of teaching and research or to professional schools in law, medicine, or business, entered government work, or found employment with publishing companies or business firms with international connections.
Classroom language instruction is supplemented with regular German-speaking events; students are encouraged to study abroad; and the section participates in the program in European Cultural Studies.
The German Language and Literature Web site also contains resources from the department such as a News and Events section and information on studying abroad.
The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a German Language and Literature major at Brandeis.
|1982||US Embassy||Foreign Service Officer||Government|
|1978||Louisa May Alcott House||Director of Education||Museum, Library, Archives|
|2006||Futures Group, Int't||Business Development Associate||International|
|2008||Mission Community Market||Media Manager||Media|
|1994||Holland & Hart LLP||Litigation Paralegal||Law|
|2009||Unbridled Rider||Collegiate Programs Liaison||Media|
|2008||University of Texas, Austin||Grad Student||Higher Education|
|2006||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality||Program Manager||Health Care|
|2005||Cell Division||Senior Business Analyst||Marketing|
|2005||Private CPA, Inc.||Tax Accountant||Accounting|
|2009||Wells Fargo||Mortgage Analyst||Finance & Banking|
|2009||GlobusMedical||Associate Product Manager||Medical Devices|
|2011||Columbia University||Grad Student||Engineering|
|2003||Accenture||Manager, Public Service Strategy||Management & Economic Consulting|
|1996||Senior Systems, Inc.||Product Manager/Business Analyst||Information Technology & Computers|
Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success and the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.
In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills. The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities. Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.
- Appropriate Vault Guides [Link]
- American Translators Association
- Dave’s ESL Café
- Escape Artist
- Foreign Policy Association Students Corner
- International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce
- Going Global [accessible through Resources in B.hired]
- Peace Corps
- Riley Guide International Resources
- State Department
- Transitions Abroad
- United States Government
- University of Michigan Work Abroad
- World Affairs Councils of America
- World Economic Forum