University of Vermont

CAS German Major

German & Russian

Alumni with a degree in German or Russian pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in German or Russian.

Job Title

Career Industry

Nurse Practitioner Community Health Center
Librarian Library Science
Advertising Account Executive Advertising
Mental Health Care Provider Social Services
English as Second Language Higher Education
International Customer Bibliographer Printing and Publishing
Buyer’s Assistant International Commerce
Staff Research Scientist Civil Engineering
Accountant Manager Travel and Tourism
Federal Law Enforcement Federal Government
Director of Foundation Development Non-profit Administration
Financial Advisor Financial Planning and Management
Interaction Designer Technology

Recent Employers

Google, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank
L.L. Bean, Inc. Greenpeace
Murphy Oil Corporation Citrus Valley Health Partners
New England Federal Credit Union Cimarron Lumber & Supply Company
Desert Research Institute Foxwoods Resort Casino
STRAN Technologies Berlitz Sprachcenter Wiener Neustadt
GE Healthcare Red Bull USA
First Travel Companies

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in German & Russian

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Reading for content and structure
Interpreting data and evaluating evidence

Non-judgmental observation
Acute listening
Needs assessment

Ability to speak to groups
Ability to explain difficult and complex concepts simply and clearly
Clean writing and oration

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Working with subjects to collect research
Access to original sources

Precise editing skills
Project development and follow through

Comparison of translations and originals
Keeping organized data

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Working on a collaborative team to brainstorm and solve problems

Cross-cultural knowledge and needs assessment
Attention to and understanding of cultural diversity

Translation skills
Understanding language and dialectic changes over time and location

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