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German Language and Literature

Overview
First Destination Data
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

Overview 

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. 

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that German Language and Literature alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a German Language and Literature major at Brandeis.

German Language and Literature Alumni

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.

Year Company Title  Industry
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
 

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge  

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

What to Do with a Degree in German Language and Literature (.pdf)

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.

You may also wish to explore the career information related to degrees in international studies and the study of foreign languages.

Sample of Possible Occupations


 German Language and Literature Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources