Virtual career day
Great Opportunities for Studying and Working in Germany
No Career Booster Germany event taking place in your area? Then join us online from anywhere in the US for the first virtual edition of Career Booster Germany! Log in from anywhere in the U.S. or in the world and access the numerous presentations and panels offered by the Goethe-Institut and its partners.
We will showcase excellent study and career opportunities for German speakers in Germany as well as in the U.S. Participants will find out about studying in Germany without tuition fees, scholarships, internships, exchange programs, work and research opportunities.
All presentations will be in English.
11:00 - 11:10 am EST
Welcoming Remarks, Introduction of Partners and Topics
11:10 - 11:40 am EST
This presentation will focus on Technical University Darmstadt – one of Germany’s leading technical universities. We will present programs in the technology and natural sciences, such as mechanical, civil, electrical, environmental engineering; computer science/mathematics; chemistry/physics/biology/biomolecular engineering/materials science, complemented by liberal arts, humanities, and sports.
We „invented“ the electrical engineering program – a first world-wide in that field! For the last 150 years, we have offered an excellent education, an inspiring study environment on an innovative campus, used by a learning community of 26,000 students in over a 100 programs. Interested? Learn some facts on application, language requirements, tuition fees, housing, and support.
11:40 am - 12:10 pm EST
12:10 - 12:40 pm EST: Plenary session
Robert Bloom Robert Bloom is the Language Program Officer at the Goethe-Institut New York. He received a B.A. in German Language and Literature from Hunter College in 2010, and an M.A. in German Studies from the University of Colorado in 2014. He was an exchange student at the Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe in the winter of 2009/2010. His second stay in Germany was in 2011-2012 as an English teaching assistant at a Gymnasium in Bergisch Gladbach through the Fulbright Program.
Marta Millar Marta Millar studied history, German, and international politics at the University of Freiburg in summer 2016, as part of a direct exchange program with Penn State University. During her time at Freiburg, she also began researching for her undergraduate honors thesis on the reconstruction of Berlin. She graduated in December 2018 with bachelor's degrees in all three subjects, as well as a master's degree in international affairs, and now works as a program officer for the University of Freiburg Liaison Office in New York.
Casey Detrow Casey Detrow (Moderator) has lived on and off in Germany for the past 15 years, beginning with a high school year spent in the far northwest of the country through a Rotary Youth Exchange scholarship program. As an undergraduate student at Hunter College, she spent a summer on a DAAD journalism grant at the FU Berlin and moved to Berlin on a Fulbright Fellowship upon graduation, where she also conducted independent research and worked as an English Language Teaching Assistant. She stayed in Germany and pursued an MA at Humboldt University in Berlin with the support of a DAAD Graduate Study Grant from 2014 to 2017. From 2015 to 2019 she co-ran Raumerweiterungshalle, an independent arts and community space in Berlin. She has curated exhibitions at Schwules Museum Berlin and at Casino: Forum für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Luxembourg. She has also authored articles in various arts and culture platforms and institutions, including Missy Magazine and Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst.
12:40 - 1:10 pm EST
The University of Cologne Office cultivates relationships with North American partner universities and serves as first point of contact for faculty, students, and other partners in the United States and Canada. It reaches out to UoC Alumni, and offers researchers from the University of Cologne platforms to network, present their scientific results, and initiate new collaborations in North America.
1:10 - 1:40 pm EST
German is still the language that raises your salary the most when foreign language competencies are compared. While English and Spanish are almost taken for granted, German still counts as an actual qualification. What is more, German is easy to learn, beautifully poetic and enormously relevant in technical fields. Did you know that the mp3-format, the x-rays and the chip on your credit cards are all German inventions? German has a very long history in the U.S. and an even brighter future in the world. By the way, aspirin is a German invention as well. You are aiming of a future without headaches? Chose German!
1:40 - 2:10 pm EST
2:10 - 2:40 pm EST
The University of Cologne liaison office cultivates relationships with North American partner universities and serves as first point of contact for faculty, students, and other partners in the United States and Canada. It reaches out to UoC Alumni, and offers researchers from the University of Cologne platforms to network, present their scientific results, and initiate new collaborations in North America.
2:40 - 3:10 pm EST
Katja Simons Dr. Katja Simons is the Executive Director of the New York liaison office of Campus OWL, a network of five higher education institutions in Eastern Westphalia (OstWestfalenLippe, Germany). In this role she promotes study and research opportunities and supports collaborations with North American partners. Previously she was Executive Director at the German University Alliance and Program Director at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in New York as well as Summit Manager for Generation Study Abroad at IIE. Katja studied sociology, political science, and history at the Universities of Freiburg and Berlin (FU Berlin), and received her doctorate at the Ruhr-University Bochum in 2002.
3:10 - 3:40 pm EST
Patrizia Nobbe Patrizia Nobbe is Executive Director of the UAS7 Liaison office in New York. UAS7 is a strategic alliance of seven leading German Universities of Applied Sciences and represents a broad variety of about 600 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The UAS7 Liaison office in New York administers student and faculty exchange programs for UAS7 and North American students and promotes Bachelor’s and Master’s degree as well as short-term (summer) programs to students in North America.
3:40 - 4:00 am EST: Plenary session
Cultural Vistas, Campus OWL, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German American Chamber of Commerce, German American Partnership Program (GAPP), Technical University of Darmstadt, Virginia Tech University, UAS7: German Universities of Applied Sciences, University Alliance Ruhr, University of Cologne, University of Freiburg