In 2015, the DSSV held its first German Language Career Day for German language students in Wisconsin.
German companies that hire candidates with proficiency in the German language were present to meet with and advise high school and college students about working for a global enterprise. Colleges and universities offering German programs and study abroad programs were also represented.
Presentations by and video interviews with college graduates now utilizing their knowledge of German to pursue careers in business, science, engineering and the arts gave students insights into how their German language education can be applied to a successful career.
The Career Fair was attended by over 250 high school students and afforded these students a unique opportunity to understand their options with regard to studying German at the college level, study abroad programs, internships and ultimately the careers available to them upon graduation.
We want to thank all whose efforts made this first ever endeavor by the DSSV a huge success. Our special thanks go out to Michael Koch from Marquette University who organized this excellent event.
The 2016 German Language Career Day will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee, WI. Please watch the DSSV website and Facebook page for more details.