Career Booster German(y)


We hope to reschedule the event for Fall of 2019.


Carolinas German Career Day Expo
Friday September 14
Best-Practices Hackathon on
German-American Student
and Work Exchange
Saturday September 15

Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Davidson College | 210 Delburg Street, Davidson


we are grateful to our lead sponsors

VS America

Goethe Institute Career Booster German(y) events

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Friday Sept 14

9:00 – 9:30      • companies and higher ed sponsors arrive and set up
9:30 – 10:00    • high schoolers & college students arrive; (students and chaperones get your lunch token)
• expo open • German firms from the Charlotte region • all morning
10:00  – 11:50  panels and workshops; see the detail schedule

11:50  everyone go to lunch

12:00 – 12:50     • German lunch at Vail Commons (8 min walk) high schoolers and chaperones, college students

• German lunch in the Brown Atrium in the Alvarez College Union (8 min walk) all other guests, visitors, company representatives, panel participants, speakers

12:50 go to the Duke Family Performance Hall in the Alvarez College Union

1:00 – 2:00      KEYNOTE + Q&A
Dr. Ursina Krumpholz

Head of the Economic and Business Section
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington, D.C
Introduction and Q&A moderated by Claire Brantley 21′.
Duke Family Performance Hall in the Alvarez College Union

(highschoolers depart after the keynote panel)

2:30 – 4:00       • expo open • German firms from the Charlotte region • all afternoon
+ scholarships & fellowships fair + language skills workshop
including representatives from
→ Freie Universität Berlin
→ Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
→ Universitätsallianz Ruhr
→ Davidson/Duke in Berlin

2:30 – 4:00 panels and workshops (see the detail schedule)

4:00 – 5:30

reception with all participants for firms, sponsors, college students & college and high school faculty & staff

with a conversation beginning at 4:15
political realities and transatlantic relations
Timo Lochocki and Helga Welsh
comments from Ursina Krumpholz and Karsten Uhlmann

How does the current political scene in the US and Germany affect trade, investment, education, and exchange?

Introduction and Q&A moderation by John Evans ’19.

6:00 VIP dinner and KEYNOTE + Q&A with
Karsten Uhlmann, Member of the Board, Atlantik-Brücke
CEO, TCB Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Introduced by Klaus Becker, Honorary Consul

Saturday 15 September

Hurt Hub

student workshop and knowledge exchange

hacking study and work in Germany
work – study – internships – travel – exchange
in Germany

10:00 – 12:00
• Hackathon: all participants develop FAQ documents and best practices narratives and case studies on all aspects of work, study, internship, and exchange experiences in Germany.

This morning workshop and exchange project brings together students with any kind of experience in Germany to create a working resource document and set of open-access webpages on all aspects of living, working, studying, and apprenticing in Germany. Some questions we’ll address ¬– for our specific Carolinas region high school and community college and college students – are

  • how to learn German
  • what are the opportunities for getting to Germany
  • how to apply for work, apprenticeships, and study abroad
  • how to get funding
  • how to build on your experiences
  • how to leverage studying German into a scholarship and a job

as well as a whole set of tips and FAQ answers to basics like

  • finding a place to live in Germany,
  • host family basics
  • visas and other kinds of paperwork
  • travel in Germany
  • food and drink
  • banking
  • insurance
  • communicating
  • cultural expectations
  • and so much more!

buffet lunch, summing up, dissemination

Scott Denham, Daniela Weinert, Katja Simons, Peter Rosenbaum, Burkhard Henke, and others

expected panel and keynote participants (confirmed)

co-sponsors and participants


Langford de Kock LLP


Prof. Scott Denham, Charles A. Dana Professor of German Studies




Registration is free but required. Student spots limited to 300 high school participants and 100 college participants.

spots are filled, please contact Scott Denham directly with questions

Registration forms:

  • registration form for Charlotte-region German companies to participate
  • registration form for high school groups (teachers and students) to attend on Friday only a few spots left; travel funds are gone (8/14)
  • registration form for college students and faculty (single or group) to attend on Friday and/or Saturday

There are limited spots for German firms to have a table during the day Friday. German firms interested in participating in the job fair and attending the reception contact Scott Denham at Davidson College.




Questions? Contact Prof. Scott Denham, Davidson College German Studies
704-894-2855   scdenham (at) davidson (dot) edu

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