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German Studies Alumni

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German Studies students have found that their major has helped them secure meaningful careers in business, law, medicine, engineering, the arts, education, writing, journalism, curation, research and scholarship. In addition, many of our German Studies students have gone on to study at some of the most prestigious graduate programs in German in the United States: the University of Pennsylvania, Ohio State University, Georgetown University, Indiana University, and Washington University in St, Louis.

Here, we present what some of our recent graduates are up to:

Gabrielle Hibbert '17Gabrielle Hibbert (German Studies, RPSS, Honors, '17) at The Library of Congress

Gabrielle Hibbert (German Studies, Honors, '17) has just accepted a position as a researcher/intern at the Library of Congress' European Division (mainly working within the Russian, German, and Rare Books Sections). She will be working at LoC for the duration of her gap year. The director liked her honors thesis so much so that she... Read More

Thomas Bettge ('14) Scores Law Position with Houston FirmThomas Bettge '14

Thomas Bettge (German Studies, Honors, '14) checked in with us. Thomas matriculated at Penn State's Dickinson Law School in 2014. My background in German Studies enabled me to secure work the following summer with one of my professors, who was completing a dissertation comparing the horizontal dimension of constitutional rights in... Read More

Jacqui Sorg (German Studies and Linguistics, '16) receives Max Kade Fellowship at IUJacqui Sorg '16

Jacqui Sorg (German Studies and Linguistics, '16) received full support in the form of fellowships and teaching assistantships in the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University for the fall. She is the recipient of the prestigious Max Kade Fellowship her first year, after which she will receive full TA support and a... Read More

In Deutschland wohnen! W&M grads from different disciplines decide to live, work, and study in GermanyErin Duffin '14

Erin Duffin (German Studies, 2014) Erin writes: "After graduating from William & Mary in 2014, I moved to Stuttgart, Germany to be an au pair for a family there. I spent about a year in Baden-Württemberg getting to know the Schwaben (Swabians, the people who come from the area around Stuttgart), before moving to Berlin... Read More