Alumnae Outcomes

German majors and minors, who continue to “make their mark” in a wide variety of fields, can best answer the questions current students ask about internships, graduate programs, and professional life. Take advantage of the wisdom and experience of German Studies alumnae throughout the world through our growing collection of Alumnae Stories. Mount Holyoke students and alumnae can use the Alumnae Association Alumnae Directory to connect with and search for alumnae by major or career field and find alumnae participating in the Alumnae Stay Program. The Alumnae Stay program is a network of Alumnae who have offered to temporarily host students or alumnae traveling for academic or professional growth.

Rachel Krueger ’13: as a visiting DAAD fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, I had the opportunity to investigate proton conduction.
Shanza Noeen and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute
Programs such as DAAD RISE offer internships that give students practical experience in a variety of STEM fields, stipends, and a summer in Germany!
Marta Checko
Marta Checko '14: Through my year abroad, I developed the language capacity to research German/Polish relations since WWII and defend an honors thesis.
Katharyn Fletcher ’09: my double major in chemistry and german studies inspired me to pursue post-graduate research fellowships in Hamberg.
University of Potsdam Exchange Program
Hannah Weisman '2000: I learned research skills; discovered beautiful and heartbreaking stories of loss, survival, and strength and found my career focus.
Deborah M. Piroch
Deborah M. Piroch '89: I cannot recommend international internships highly enough before graduation.