Developing fluency in any language is “the hottest job skill," according to a CNN Money article about language fluency.
About 25,000 jobs will open up for interpretors and translators between 2010 and 2020, according to estimates from the Department of Labor.
Proficiency in the German language and familiarity with the culture are practical in combination with a career in business, the sciences, tourism, philosophy, political science, the arts, education and more.
A sampling of what recent graduates are doing:
Tony TouVelle '15 is using his language skills as a flight attendant for United Airlines.
Sean Wegge '11 is an account manager for CDW, Chicago area.
Louie Bertenshaw '11 completed a master's in international education at New York University; is now teaching English in Austria through a Fulbright program.
Robert Self '11 is a product and communications manager at Messe Düsseldorf North America.
Michael Carlyle '13 is a test plan runner at Epic health care, Madison, Wis.
Sierra Thomas '12 is a contract administrator at Oracle in Bozeman, Mont.