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The department offers 5 areas of concentration: German literature, linguistics, cultural studies, culture & Politics, and study of two literatures.
The major profile below includes: a sample of post-graduation plans of recent Princeton German graduates, a sample of internships from those in the major, and online resources and professional associations offering career information.
Post-Graduation Plans of Recent German Majors*
- Teacher - Teach for America, San Francisco, CA
- Associate Researcher - NERA, New York, NY
- Legal Assistant - Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom LLP, Boston, MA
- Volunteer - Peace Corps, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
- Teacher - Princeton in Asia: Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
- Intern - U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
- Linguistics - Ph.D. - Cornell University, Ithaca NY
- Political Theory - M.Phil. - University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
* These are actual jobs and graduate programs recent graduates accepted.
Internships of Recent German Majors
- Production Intern - ZDF, Berlin, Germany
- Intern - Lucas International Children's Film Festival, Frankfurt, Germany
German Alumni from Princeton
Alumni have VOLUNTEERED to have students contact them for advice and information about majors and careers. The Alumni Careers Network (ACN), with 4,500 volunteers worldwide, is a searchable on-line database of Princeton alumni who are willing and eager for you to contact them so they can provide you with advice and assistance. Search the database for German alumni, to learn more about the careers that people from this major sometimes pursue.
Resources and Information Online
- U.S. Dept. of Labor - Occupational Outlook Handbook- Interpreters and Translators
- Career Overview- International Marketing Careers
- German Careers and Jobs
- German Language Jobs
A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership- based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Often professional association websites offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts. The National Trade and Professional Associations Directory in Career Services can provide more ideas.
- Modern Language Association
- American Association of Teachers of German
- German American Chamber of Commerce
- American Translators Association
- American Association for Applied Linguistics