Global Career Intensive – Jumpstart your Future with German


The German Program at the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Tech is excited to announce a unique opportunity for freshmen and sophomores to participate in Global Career Intensive, a summer leadership program for emerging global professionals.

Taking place August 8-10, 2018, Global Career Intensive: Jumpstart your Future with German will showcase the exciting career opportunities that language study opens up for Georgia Tech students in a variety of fields. Participants will explore their career interests and learn to leverage German to pursue their long-term professional goals. We will learn the tools of career design and career prototyping; meet with professionals in the Atlanta area and discuss key current issues in science, technology, and business – all in German!

This program may not be available in future years, so we encourage you to take advantage of this unique one-time opportunity to jumpstart your career.  

GCI does not carry course credit; it is a selective leadership opportunity. Program costs will be covered, and participants will receive a Certificate of German Cross-Cultural Leadership.


  • Wednesday, August 8, 10:00am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 9, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, August 10, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Participants will:

  1. Meet with German-speaking experts in science, technology, and business and learn to use German in scientific and professional contexts.

  2. Gain access to the Atlanta-based German professional network; practice networking and informational interviewing.

  3. Create a starter kit for the job search in German, including preliminary job materials.

  4. Apply Design Thinking to career development to prototype your future career and learn how language study can help you achieve these goals.

  5. Build critical skills in intercultural competence and communication that apply to a variety of careers as well as to the job search process.

  6. Learn about the resources offered by Georgia Tech to pursue a global career, such as study abroad, internships and exchanges, career advising, major and minor programs.


  • Eligibility: This program is open to Georgia Tech students who began their undergraduate studies no sooner than Summer 2017 (freshmen and sophomores), and who have intermediate or advanced German skills.

  • Instructions: Apply by completing the Global Career Intensive application form.  Please note that you will need to:
    1. Describe in 100 words (in German) your experience with and your interest in pursuing German
    2. Provide contact details for a teacher or professional mentor who can attest to your German language abilities

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