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Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
Ana Faraon is not only an international science researcher, she’s also a Germanic Studies grad.
Ana (B.Sc., 2014) was inspired by her participation in the Summer Abroad program to Germany. It supported her double major in German and she was able to see the importance of chemical development in Germany to complement her other major. Highly enthusiastic about clinical data science, she is currently working as a Research Intern at Philips in the Netherlands. Read more about Ana on LinkedIn.
What do employers value about Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures graduates?
exercise expertise in oral and written German
display multicultural awareness developed through creative engagement with film, culture and theory
think analytically, critically and creatively
engage in in-depth reading and debate about cultural objects
carry out research
communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
collaborate and work as part of a team
Within two years of graduation, 92% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $46,262/year upon entering the workforce. 63% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)
your degree after graduation
University of Toronto German alumni most frequently apply their problem solving and communication in these industries:
- Media and Communication
- Information Technology
- Arts and Design
graduate or professional school
A German degree equips students with the critical thinking and research skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:
- Library & Information Science
- Translation Studies (may need additonal courses)
exploring opportunities while you're a student
Learn About yourself
Register for the Extern Job Shadowing Program to connect with professionals who are also German studies alumni. During a half or full day job shadowing placement, you’ll begin to clarify your goals and better understand your career options.
Find a Work-Study Position that connects the skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience.
Attend a Career Centre workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit cln.utoronto.ca for more information.
Connect with Alumni
The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients.
Options in your Department
While you’re a student, get the support and make the connections you need to transition into your dream career.
Talk to your professors and teaching assistants to better understand and prioritize your opportunities in the context of your discipline.
Take advantage of internship opportunities to build hand-on skills.
Attend a coffee social hour twice per month to build a network and language expertise.
Submit work for publication in the student journal.
Participate in social and cultural events including a theatre club.