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Professional Paths

Our Alumni contribute essentially to the visibility of American Studies Leipzig beyond the University. They have careers in a wide range of fields and areas - from local cultural institutions, to public relations work in national and international organizations and firms. While some of them work successfully outside academia, others continue their academic careers at universities throughout Europe or the US.

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Alumni & Networking

The years spent at university are like any other chapter in one’s life: unique, but integrated into a larger biography. Alumni associations help students and graduates maintain the unique experiences of university and their personal meaning.

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Getting Involved

Employers of all stripes - private sector, public sector, non-profits, education, cultural institutions - are all looking for a certain type of “package” in a person they seek to hire: someone with good academic training, a solid base of knowledge, developed professional skills, and individual initiative as expressed in engagement with some sort of “extracurricular” activity, or community service. The last attribute reveals for employers the ability of an individual to “give” as well as to “take”, and such a person tends to work much better in teams, especially international teams.

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Humboldt Meets Dewey

In the website section on The Leipzig Model, we define briefly how American Studies Leipzig embraces both “The Humboldtian Ideal” and “Dewey Pragmatism” to build a unique liberal arts education program.

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Citizenship & Career

American Studies Leipzig believes in a fusion of “The Humboldtian Ideal” of ‘Bildung’ with “Dewey Pragmatism,” which stresses the importance of being able to apply knowledge in the world. Together, these ideals build a unique liberal arts education program.

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Frank Freidel Resident Dr. Paula Lee arrives in Leipzig

Dr. Paula Lee, the second participant in the Frank Freidel Scholar in Residence Program, has arrived in Leipzig. She will stay in Leipzig for six weeks to work on her current project “Finding Animals: Toward a Comparative History and Theory of Animals.”

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"Ambivalent Americanizations" in print

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce the release of Ambivalent Americanizations: Popular and Consumer Culture in Central and Eastern Europe.

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