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. Coming to Northwestern, I honestly had minimal intentions of studying any language, but due to the foreign language requirement, I was "forced" to take German 102-2 and 102-3 my freshman year. I was lucky to take these classes with Professor Voelkner and Zeller. These two quarters of German were two of my most enjoyable classes at Northwestern, and I decided to continue my German classes the following year. Originally, I was taking German classes in order to fulfill WCAS distribution requirements, but this developed much further extremely quickly. Being an Econ major as well as a Math minor, this is something that you don't see nearly as frequently: being able to take smaller classes with professors who are entirely invested in the success of their students was refreshing for me. Now, as a graduating senior, my "minimal" interest in pursing the study of a language has changed to receiving a major in German, working for the Department of German, and knowing every single professor in the department. I could not be happier with my decision. After graduating, I am working at Accenture in Chicago, and plan to do so for a couple of years. Thereafter, I would ideally like to work in Germany or possibly attend graduate school in Germany in order to further my language skills, but also obtain international business experience. I am excited about what these last few years have given me, but I am even more excited to see where the next few years take me!