Why Take German?

Why Take German Infographic

Skills Gained

  • Understating of history, culture, and political systems of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland 
  • Knowledge of German Business Culture
  • Familiarity with Contemporary Europe
  •  Intercultural Competence
  • Cross-cultural communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills

Sample Job Titles

Various job titles you can have with a German Degree:

  • Teacher
  • Teacher of English as a Second Language
  • Journalist
  • Researcher
  • Relocation Project Manager
  • Translator
  • International Business 
  • Librarian
  • Professor
  • Lawyer 

Fun Facts

  • German is the most widely spoken language in Europe with around 100 million native speakers.
  • A 2013 BBC study found Germany to be the "most popular country in the world"
  • A 2014 Mercer Study on quality of living found Vienna, Berlin, and Munich to be among the top five cities in the world. 
  • Germany boasts the fourth-largest national economy in the world and the largest economy in Europe.
  • Germany's national budget has a $20 billion surplus in 2014
  • The German unemployment rate is 4.8% in 2015
  • Germany is a country of science, innovation and technology and world leader in the development o alternative energy. 

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