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Our Graduates

What can you do with a German major? Our graduates have pursued a variety of paths after majoring in German at Chico State.

They have found employment in a variety of places:

  • Event Coordinator & Project Assistant, Hop Growers of America, Yakima, WA
  • Tour Team Leader & Beer Camp Counselor, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico, CA
  • International Student Advisor, Oregon State University, Corvalis, OR
  • Advisor, Institute of International Education, Ceres, CA
  • Direct Exchange Advisor, Study Abroad, CSU, Chico
  • International Education Advisor, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • Technical Service Representative, SMA America (German solar company), Rocklin, CA
  • Foreign Specialist, United States Army
  • Organizational Development Advisor, Peace Corps, Moldova
  • Assistant Director of Admissions, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA
  • Congressional Aide, United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC
  • German Teacher, Chandler Unified School District, Chandler, AZ
  • Language Teacher, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
  • English Teacher, Berlitz, Austria & Germany
  • English Teacher, American Language School, Chiba, Japan
  • English Trainer for German Businesspeople, Interlingua, Cologne, Germany
  • English Teacher, Luzhou School, Niutan, Szechuan Province, China
  • ESL Teacher, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • First Grade Teacher, Woodridge Elementary School, Sacramento, CA
  • Personal Assistant and au pair for a German family, San Francisco, CA
  • Au pair for a German family, Fulda, Germany
  • Police Officer, City of Chico, Chico, CA
  • Admissions and Community Outreach Coordinator, Fairhaven College, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
  • Events Lead, Palantir Technologies, Palo Alto, CA
  • Director of Teammate Success, Gainsight, San Francisco, CA
  • Organizational Development Consultant, Robert Bosch, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Flight Attendant, Lufthansa, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Senior Manager, Hiachi Sales Operations, Santa Clara, CA

And many have taken part in internships, fellowships, and/or advanced study:

  • Columbia University – M.A. in International Affairs / Economic & Political Development / International Conflict Resolution
  • CSU, Chico – M.A. in Teaching International Languages
  • San Diego State University – M.A. in Applied Linguistics
  • FernUniversität Hagen – M.A. in Computer Science
  • Humboldt University, Berlin – M.A. in History
  • Fulbright Ambassador to Belarus, Polotsk, Belarus
  • Intern, Klinikum der Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • Intern, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Vienna, Austria
  • Intern, Talent Management, Allianz SE, Munich, Germany
  • Intern, Tübingen Hawks Baseball Team – Tübingen, Germany
  • Intern, Bosch Training Center, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Intern, Migros Supermarket, Switzerland
  • Intern, English Teaching Assistant, Christian-Doppler-Gymnasium, Salzburg, Austria
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies – M.A. in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies – M.A. in Public Administration in Security and Development and Managing International Organizations
  • Northern Illinois Univeristy, MBA in Business Administration
  • Oxford University, Oxford, UK, Ph.D. in Oriental Studies
  • Technische Universität München – B.A. in Electrical Engineering
  • University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY – M.A. in Linguistics
  • University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany – M.B.A.
  • University of Tübingen, Germany – Ph.D. in Religious Studies
  • University of Tübingen, Germany – M. Sc. in Neuroscience
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst – PhD in History
  • University of Manchester, UK – M.A. in International Education
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT – Ph.D .in English