June 2015

Graduating Majors

OUR MAJORS AND MINORS GRADUATING IN JUNE 2015

Read about their future plans here.

And below, our students tell prospective students, why they studied German.


Shyam AnandSHYAM ANAND

WCAS: Economics and German

"I found the German program quite interesting and engaging and the Hamburg program was my personal high-point. In the future I would like to move to Berlin to pursue my music career."


Brenna LedvoraBrenna Ledvora

SESP: Social Policy and German

"Studying German has given me many amazing opportunities, including traveling to Germany three times with grants from the Office of Undergraduate Research."


Andrew RowbergAndrew Rowberg

MEAS: MS/Engineering and German

"I have studied topics including philosophy, economics, and literature, to which I would not otherwise have had exposure in my engineering curriculum. I plan to spend next year in Munich conducting solar energy research under a Fulbright grant."


Zach Smetana

Zach Smetana

WCAS: Economics and German

"Every class I took had a professor that was both engaging and GENUINELY interested in the success of their students, and for me, this was something new at Northwestern."


David Smith

David Smith

WCAS: English and German

"After taking a few mid-level German literature courses, I couldn't wait to gain enough vocabulary to read Goethe and Schiller and Hölderlin!"


Charlie Zaharoff

Charlie Zaharoff

MEDILL: Journalism and German

"German has become an integral part of my life. Next year, I will live in Berlin where I will conduct independent research on the history of jazz music as a DAAD study scholarship recipient."


Evelyne Atwater

Evelyne Atwater

WCAS: Legal Studies/Political Science, German Minor

"I really appreciated the small class sizes, emphasis on conversational skills, and overall course materials. I have had such a positive experience with this department and I am incredibly grateful for the assistance and opportunities my professors have offered."


Linnea Heichelheim

Linnea Heichelheim

MUSIC: Music Education, Minor in German

"The German department has been incredibly supportive of my language learning and in expanding my knowledge of global issues. I have learned much about people and have developed the ability to think more critically about my own community, culture, and understanding of the world."


Ben Meline

Ben Meline

MEAS: Computer Engineering, Minor in German

"I loved the intellectually challenging classes and discussion-based environments of the courses. Learning German exercised a different part of my mind than many of my other technical classes!"


Joseph Seeley

Joseph Seeley

WCAS: Economics, Minor in Business German

"I found the German Department here at Northwestern to have (along the Economics Department) the most capable and engaged educators."


Terry Spinelli

Terry Spinelli

WCAS: History/Music, Minor in German

"Learning German has been a highlight of the past five years. It meshes naturally with my interests in classical music and European history, but beyond its rational appeal, I find it incredibly fun!"


Anna Livadary

Anna Livadary

WCAS: Art History, Minor in Business German

"I hope to apply the skills I have learned and knowledge I have gained by working for a German company in the US, and continuing to identify cultural differences in order to potentially diffuse or avoid conflicts in the business world."


Jason Smullen

Jason Smullen

WCAS: History/Economics, Minor in German Studies

"I depart Northwestern with the necessary language skills and experiences to continue academic research in German history and to foster my career when I begin working at Daimler AG after graduation!"