Our Student Ambassador is an undergraduate Germanics major who wants to connect with prospective and current students to share their experiences and support them with the college/major decision process.
Here is our Student Ambassador Sara Koeck:
"After graduation, I wish to go into international business with a focus on marketing and advertising. I am especially interested in the specific advertising strategies that come from the differences in the German and English Language.
I chose Germanics to not only improve my language skills but to also get a more in-depth study of its literature styles. Since I am originally from Austria and did not have to take many of the language classes, I focused my German degree on studying the different eras of German literature. This has taught me a lot about phrases, dialects, and images that are specific to different geographic and temporal areas of the language.
My advice to prospective students who are thinking of majoring in Germanics is this; even if it is just a class you are taking because it is a requirement, be open to what you are learning and look into the major. At such a big school as the UW, it is a perfect major for those who wish to have a greater sense of community within their major. It is also a great option for those people who are thinking of wanting to pursue multiple majors, such as myself."