Gabriella Carney ’18 on her Fulbright Year in Vienna

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Living in Vienna was a fantastic experience.  The Austrian-American Educational Commission Fulbright program gave me the unique opportunity to work abroad and teach English at two Bundesgymnasiums (high schools) and five grades (4th form through 8th form).  My students were very eager to learn about American culture and practice for their English oral section of… Read More

Michelle Hermes ’18 stays on in Vienna as USTA!

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Michelle Hermes ’18 has spent the past year as a U.S. Teaching Assistant in Austria (“Fulbright Austria”) in Wieselburg.  She enjoyed her time so much that she decided to renew for a second year, and will be posted in the historical town of Klosterneuburg, right north of Vienna. This summer, she’ll be teaching English to… Read More

Senior Profile: Sebastian Viscuso (German Studies ’19)

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First, I would like to thank Professor Jennifer Gully for being a great professor, an excellent independent study advisor, and an all-around wonderful human being. I think of her as a close advisor and, dare I say, a friend. Further, I would be remiss not to mention Professor Bruce Campbell, who convinced me to major… Read More

Senior Profile: Rui Yin (German Studies ’19)

I began studying German my freshmen year at this college. Thanks to the excellent professors in German department, I was deeply intrigued by the fascinating world of German literature, and was wholeheartedly committed to major in German and German Studies. What fascinates me the most, of all the excellent experience the German department has to… Read More

Senior Profile: Meredith Radel (German Studies ’19)

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The majority of my last four years have been spent in Washington Hall on Old Campus.  I entered William & Mary unsure of how or even if I wanted to continue my German language studies.  As a freshman, I decided to take my first German topics course with Professor Burney and immediately knew that the… Read More

Senior Profile: Lilian Merrill (German Studies ’19)

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I began taking German courses my freshman year simply to maintain language skills acquired in high school, but I quickly found a home within the department. In the summer of 2017, I studied in Potsdam with Professor Burney, completing an independent research project and taking classes at the local university. As a German TA, I… Read More

Senior Profile: Blake Phillips (German Studies ’19)

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Blake has enjoyed every minute of being in the German Studies program at the college. The summer he spent in Potsdam is one of the most eye opening and memorable of his entire life and he will always be grateful not only for the opportunity to live in Germany, but also for the friends he… Read More

Cierra Filla (German Studies and European Studies ’18) receives USTA Fulbright to Linz, Austria

Cierra Filla has received a prestigious U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA – Fulbright in Austria) to teach at a secondary school in Linz! Cierra is excellently prepared, having been a teaching assistant for German Studies at W&M for more than two years. Congratulations!

Thomas Bettge (’14) Scores Law Position with Houston Firm

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Thomas Bettge (German Studies, ’14) checked in with us. Here is what he reported: I matriculated at Penn State’s Dickinson Law School in 2014. My background in German Studies enabled me to secure work the following summer with one of my professors, who was completing a dissertation comparing the horizontal dimension of constitutional rights in… Read More

Ariana Berger stays on in Frankfurt

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Ariana Berger (Business and German Studies ’11) has finished her internship in the Corporate Ratings department of Standard & Poor’s in Frankfurt, and will be working with S&P Capital IQ as an Account Manager. The position in fixed-term for one year with a relatively good chance for her to stay on afterwards. Ariana writes: “I… Read More

German Studies: Lauren Shaw (’09) accepted to UCL

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Next fall Lauren Shaw (German Studies, ’09) will be starting a master’s program in global migration at University College London. The program looks at the social, economic and political causes and implications of human migration, while seeking to better understand the lived experiences of local and international migrant communities. Courses are drawn from a number… Read More

Claire Lehnen (’07) becomes German teacher at German School in Ann Arbor

Claire Lehnen (German Studies and International Relations, ’07), Graduate Student at the University of Michigan – Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, has assumed the position of German teacher at the German School of Ann Arbor, Michigan. After graduating, Claire spent two years in the Peace Corps in China, where she developed innovative foreign… Read More

Peter Lecce (’12) receives Internship at U.S. Consulate in Munich

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Peter Lecce (’12), Economics and International Studies Major with strong training and interests in German Studies, will be interning in the spring at the U.S. Consulate in Munich, where he will be working in the political/economic section. Peter took part in the W&M Potsdam Summer Study Abroad Program in 2010. Peter also recently found out… Read More

Arthur Schechter wins APSAA Best Undergrad Essay Prize

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Arthur Schechter (W&M, 2009-2011; Brown University, 2011-Present) has won the American Psychoanalytic Association Prize for the best essay written by an undergraduate. Arthur’s essay, “Wagnerian Volksideologie, Narcissism, and Aesthetics:  A Study in the Totalitarian Imaginary,” emerged as the final paper in Rob Leventhal’s Modern German Critical Thought II: Marx to Habermas course in the spring… Read More

Lauren Shaw, German Studies ’09, scores job at German Historical Institute

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Lauren Shaw has been going places lately– Slovenia, the Baltic States, Carinthia/Austria — and returning to the DC area. After finishing a two-year Fulbright ETA in Austria, Lauren (German Studies, ’09) has returned to the United States and taken a job at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. as a paid research assistant.  At… Read More

Starmanns, Birgit (Class of 1988)

(BA English, German): I have used my language skills extensively since graduation – I have been active in the SAP software and business process field for 20 years, first in consulting, and have now worked directly for SAP for over 11 years. I am currently a Senior Director, focusing on solution marketing, and use my… Read More

Martin Singer, Susan (Class of 1981)

(BA German): I am not using my German major very much these days, though occasionally I’ll tutor a student in German. After graduation I had a Fulbright to Germany – an awesome experience! I studied at the Teacher’s College in Freiburg. After my time there, I arranged to student teach at the American International School… Read More

Galloway Wirgau, Beth (Class of 2006)

(BBA Marketing, German Studies): Married Scott Wirgau in July 2010 (Updated 2010) The lumia everybody could try this 950 xl, on the other hand, has a qualcomm snapdragon 810 octa-core processor clocked at 2.

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