Teaching German

Big German Career Day – Mit Deutsch Karriere machen!

Your students made a decision to study German – and perhaps they have been studying German for a few years already.

Now they are asking the question about how they can use German in their future career.

At our event Big German Career Day – Mit Deutsch Karriere machen! we will seek answers to the following questions:

  • Which German companies are located in Chicagoland?
  • What educational background is necessary to work for a German or international company?
  • What are the advantages of studying German?
  • Studying only German is not sufficient for a career, but combinations with which other courses are particularly useful or sought after?

The Big German Career Day – Mit Deutsch Karriere machen! will take place on Monday, October 6, from 9 am – 1 pm at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL.

Representatives of German-American companies will respond to these questions and provide information about specific training and career opportunities – and describe their ideal candidates. CBYX alumni who studied and worked in Germany will share their experiences. Furthermore, participants will receive information about university programs and scholarships for American students who wish to study in Germany.

We invite all students of German together with their teachers to attend this event. Additionally, quizzes and other competitions in which your students can demonstrate their German skills and cultural knowledge about Germany will be available. A musical performance by German artist Dyko will round off the program.

We are able to offer a limited number of stipends to defray the cost of transportation for your students. Please register your students via email at info@chicago.goethe.org and mention that you are interested in the stipend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Discover a new Path: Explore Germany

    The Goethe-Institut invites high school students who are interested in science to discover Germany! Twelve talented young scientists will have the opportunity to travel to Germany from November 28 - December 7, 2014 and learn what it has to offer.

    This trip is an all-expenses paid trip for the winning students.

    You will experience Berlin, Braunschweig and Cologne. However, you will not only see interesting cities, but you will explore research institutions in the fields of Geoscience, Bionics, and Aerospace. A visit to a technical museum and a tour of the Volkswagen factory are also a part of the program. Furthermore, you will meet your German peers and experience life as a student in a German school.

    Of course, there will still be time for sightseeing and a stroll through the Christmas market.

    You will find details in the Download Symbolpreliminary program.

    If you are interested in participating, please complete the registration form and send it along with the required additional information (see below) to katja.fullard@chicago.goethe.org.

    Your application must include

    • a short biography – we want to know who you are
    • a statement explaining why you would like to travel to Germany and what you expect from the trip
    • a description of your research project
    • a letter of recommendation from your teacher
    • the permission of your parents

    Requirements for Participation: You must be a high school student and be between the ages of 16 – 18. Also, you must have worked on a STEM project and/or have participated in a high school science fair. It is not necessary that you speak German, but if you do, please let us know!

    The application deadline is October 15, 2014; all winners will be notified via email by October 24, 2014.

    This project is made possible by the generous support of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany. The students will be accompanied in Germany by Volker Langeheine, who organized this part of the trip.

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