Post-Graduate Data

German Studies

German Studies exposes students to the language, literature, and culture of the German speaking areas of Central Europe.  Concentrators combine intensive study of the German language with interdisciplinary studies by complementing courses from the German Studies core program with courses from other departments that deal with topics from the German cultural tradition. The quest for national identity that dominated German history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries has been augmented by contemporary Germany's efforts to come to terms with its past and create new ways of dealing with diversity. Our curriculum therefore looks back at the German literary, cultural, and historical tradition, examining figures from Goethe or Christa Wolf to Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, and Heidegger, alongside the “texts” of contemporary German media, including television, film, and music.  Most concentrators study abroad for one or two semesters. 
*In spring 2017, Professor Jane Sokolosky will serve as concentration advisor. Professor Kristina Mendicino will return as concentration advisor in fall 2017.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.




  • Assistant to the Director and Office Manager, German Book Office, New York
  • Associate Editor, Journal of World Affairs, Brown University
  • Engineer, Common Ground
  • Studio Assistant, Brown University
  • analyst, Kaiser Associates

Graduate School

  • Columbia University Law School, JD
  • Columbia University, MPH, Public Health


  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • Fulbright Scholarship



  • Analyst, CMA Strategy Consilting
  • Assistant to the Director, German Book Office New York
  • Federal Analyst, Deloitte Consulting
  • Fulbright Scholar - English Teaching Assistant, Fulbright Commission
  • Investment Banking Analyst, Barclays

Graduate School

  • MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program, PhD, Geophysics



  • Editorial Researcher, Foreign Policy Magazine
  • Policy & Advcocacy Intern, Center for Civilians in Conflict



  • Project Manager, E. J. McKay¬†& Co., Inc.