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With its interdisciplinary framework, the German Studies program prepares students to engage with the challenges of modern society. It provides students with the tools to maneuver an increasingly intercultural world and opens doors to many professions.

STUDENT PROFILE

NELSON BLAKE ’19

German and Environmental Geoscience double major

Current position: Fulbright ETA in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany

  • Grueninger Award for Outstanding German Student
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
  • Fulbright Recipient
  • Internship in Berlin, Germany

CAREER OPTIONS

  • (International) Banker
  • Investment Banker
  • Business consultant
  • Financial Advisor
  • Lawyer
  • Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Musician
  • Migration and refugee service
  • Geoscientist

AWARDS AND HONORS RECEIVED

  • Fulbright
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

G. HANS GRUENINGER GERMAN AWARD

  • Every year, the German Studies Program awards its outstanding students substantial monetary prizes from the Grueninger fund.

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

  • Freiburg, Germany
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Vienna, Austria (with focus on music)

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Plan B Consulting
  • SirPlus, a food waste-reduction startup company
  • DAAD Rise

Faculty Spotlight

Inge Aures, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. Teaching and research interests are 20th- and 21st-century German literature and culture; self and society; German film; migration from and to Germany; Holocaust and exile literature; and post-war literature and culture.

Julia Brüggemann, Ph.D., Georgetown University. Focuses on modern Germany; gender, sexuality and race; and migration. Awarded George and Virginia Crane Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012.

Howard Pollack-Milgate, Ph.D., Indiana University. Research and publication areas are German romanticism, science and literature; German Jewish culture; psychoanalysis; and translations. Enjoys teaching thinkers such as Marx, Nietzsche, Freud and Einstein and topics such as German environmentalism and music in German culture.

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