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What do students do with a degree in German Studies? An education at CU with a major in German Studies gives students the best of what a humanities education has to offer. Our courses prepare students with practice in innovative and creative thinking; skills in critical thinking, writing, problem solving, and analysis; as well as adaptability and flexibility to live and work in a complex, increasingly globalized world. Their degree in German studies further equips them with discipline specific skills such as German language, knowledge of cultures in German speaking countries, historical and contemporary perspectives.

Our students: some of their careers after studying German at CU

Blogging | Education: Elementary reading specialists | Education: Elementary teaching | Education: English teaching in Germany, Turkey, Austria | Education: Secondary teaching (German, English, social sciences) | Human Resources | Law: Private practice | Law: Prosecution | Legal office administration | Marketing | Medical Research | Museum: Art: Exhibit curation | Museum: Art: Public relations | Museum: History: exhibit curation | Museum: History: Public education | Museum: History: Public relations | Nurse Practitioner | Photography | Physical Therapy | Political consulting | Product taxonomy | Publishing: Academic editor | Publishing: Acquisitions editor | Publishing: Direct publishing | Social media curation | Student Advising | Tech industry: Product localization | Tech industry: Project management | Tech industry: Software engineering | Theater | Translation | University administration: Academic Services Associate Director, Admissions | University administration: Alumni relations | University administration: Assistant Dean of Academic Advising and Student Success | University administration: Faculty teaching program management | University administration: Project management | University administration: Student advising | University professors

A sampling of companies/institutions that our graduates have worked at

AXA Assistance | Action Reconciliation for Peace | Amazon Kindle | | APS Online School | BMW | Concentration Camp Memorial Museum Sachsenhausen | Department of Defense | Fort Collins High School | Gay Museum of Berlin | Knox College | Metropolitan State College | MMP Living | Paradigm Press | Peace Corps | Platform 3 | Portland Community College | Rachel Carson Center, University of Munich | Rocky Mountain School for Experiential Learning | Skidmore College | Strategic Research Organization (Think tank in Turkey) | Sun Microsystems | Sykes Enterprises | United States Holocaust Memorial Museum | University of Arizona | University of Colorado Boulder | University of Regensburg | University of Wisconsin Madison | Widefield High School | Woodrow Wilson Center Global Women’s Leadership Initiative

Some places our students have gone on to do graduate work:

Duke University | Georgetown University | Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany | John’s Hopkins University | Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey | New York University | Penn State University | Princeton University | St. John’s University | University of Bremen, Germany | University of Chicago | University of Denver | University of Hamburg, Germany | University of Washington | Washington University, St. Louis | Yale University

Our students regularly receive prestigious grants and awards, including:

Fulbright | Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange | International Parliamentary Fellowship (German Parliament)