What Can I Do With a Major in German?

Contemporary central and eastern Europe consists of heterogeneous societies with contested cultural traditions. Offerings in the Department of German and Russian Studies investigate important interconnections among history, society, culture, and language in the region. The curricula in German and Russian explore societies challenged and invigorated by change and stress the importance of attaining fluency not only in the language but also in the nuances of cultural understanding.

Related Careers

    • Government / Law: Intelligence, Immigration, Translator / Interpreter, Diplomacy
    • Education: Elementary, Secondary, University teaching, ESL Teacher, Foreign Exchange / Study Abroad programs
    • Business: Corporate training, Corporate relocation programs, Retail buyer, Import/Export
    • Non-profit; International not-for-profit organizations
    • Refugee / Immigration
    • Services
    • Travel / Tourism Travel consultant


      • Intern, Something Massive, CA
      • Research Intern, Auerbach Grayson and Co, NYC
      • Intern, ProAct World, Cairo, Egypt


  • Fulbright Fellow, Germany
  • Translator, Latvia
  • Marketing Consultant, EMS Consulting, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Business Management Director, Chirina

Graduate School

  • MLitt, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Links for Further Research

  • American Councils of International Education
  • Institute of International Education
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • American Translators Association
  • National Assoc. of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages