German majors and minors combine their studies with other areas to prepare for career opportunities in international business, government, travel, health, journalism, law, or communication, where knowledge of another language and other cultures is essential. They also may go on to graduate study in areas such as:

Fulbright Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent bachelor’s graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, young professionals, and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Projects may include English teaching assistantships, independent research, creative/artistic projects, university coursework or degree programs, training in a music conservatory or art school.


University graduates with degrees in German frequently enter the teaching profession. They also find positions in government, foreign service, and commercial enterprise.

Students majoring in German may combine their studies with courses in education to prepare for jobs in high school teaching. They may go on to graduate study in areas such as German, comparative literature, and other interdisciplinary areas as preparation for college-level teaching.

Graduate School

While many of our graduates pursue exciting careers in the private and public sectors, others wish to seek additional training through graduate studies. They may pursue the masters and doctoral degrees in fields as diverse as American Studies, Business, Communications, Education, Ethnic Studies, History, Law, Library and Information Science, Medicine, Museum Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, and Social Work.

Career Resources for UI Undergraduate Students

The Pomerantz Career Center provides high-quality resources and services to students, alumni, and employers. The site has information designed to help you move through the various stages of the job search process, including the Handshake@UIowa website as well as information on upcoming employer visits, internships, and careers after college.

Schedule an Appointment with a Career Advisor
Attend a Job, Internship, or Career Fair
Finding and Creating Internships
Interview Practice
Job Search and Resume Basics
Post-Graduation Placement Information and Statistics