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The German Embassy has agreed to sponsor events for the German program:

German-American BusinessesFlyersJetzlsperger.fin2.jpgA Conversation with Christian Jetzlsperger (German Embassy Washington)
September 19, 2017
11-12, Wells Hall 342
With the help of a generous grant from the German Embassy in Washington, the German Program will sponsor a German Business Summit and Internship Resource Fair for students this semester.
The presentation and Q&A with Mr. Jetzlsperger, Deputy Head of the Political Department, will kick off MSU’s Campus Week Program on German American Business Relationships.


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German Businesses in Michigan and Beyond
A COMPETITION for Students in German Classes
Sponsored by the German Embassy in Washington
With the generous support of the German Embassy, the German Program is sponsoring a fun competition for all students enrolled in German classes. We are looking for entries in all media — e.g. games, posters, collages, informational websites, brochures, videos, cartoons — that highlight aspects of German businesses, their products, German goods, or interesting German business practices. Each level (GRM 100-400) will be judged individually (100 and 200-level classes contributions can be in English). First prizes $50, second, and third prizes $ 20 in gift cards for each level. Signed release form must accompany your entry.
DUE DATE: 20 OCTOBER 2017 to your instructor.

German Panel November 9

German Businesses in Michigan and Beyond
November 9, 2017, 3-5 PM

With the help of a generous grant from the German Embassy in Washington, the German Program invites you to a panel discussion highlighting the economic impact of German companies on the regional economy and how they manage young global talent.
Another emphasis is on German as a career asset and on the importance of global internships.
A reception in the Atrium Wells Hall will follow the discussion.
For more information contact Prof. Karin Wurst (wurst@msu.edu)



“German Companies and their Economic Impact”: Uwe Krueger, President and CEO, FTE Automotive, North America

“German as a Career Asset”: Dr. K. Häusler-Gross, President American Association of German - Michigan

“The Importance of Global Internships”: Mary Anne Walker, Director, Global Engineering (MSU)

“A Personal Experience”: Evan Dunbar, Student MSU: German and Business


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