[Socrates] Germany Grad Fair 2017 -- April 28, 2017 in NYC

Christine E Spreizer Christine.Spreizer at qc.cuny.edu
Sat Apr 22 12:05:06 EDT 2017

Dear All,

Please feel free to share with your students.


Christa Spreizer
Associate Professor
German Program
Queens Hall Rm 330D
Department of European Languages & Literatures
Queens College/CUNY
6530 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 997-5587(phone)/(718) 997-5072(fax)
christine.spreizer at qc.cuny.edu<mailto:christine.spreizer at qc.cuny.edu>



Date & Time: Friday, April 28, 2017, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: German House, 871 UN Plaza (First Avenue at 49th St), New York, NY 10017
Contact: Info at GermanUniversities.org<mailto:Info at germanuniversities.org>

Register at https://form.jotform.com/shoestep/GermanyGradFair

Germany is a popular destination for American students seeking a graduate degree abroad: with many tuition-free, English-taught graduate programs, German universities equip students with a top-notch international education and unique edge to adapt to the global marketplace. The Germany Grad Fair 2017 in New York City will introduce you to a wide range of graduate opportunities in all subject fields. Planning to pursue a graduate degree abroad can seem overwhelming. This event is designed to help you navigate the process – from finding the right program and university to understanding the requirements and application process. We will also address other aspects of studying in Germany, such as cost of living, visa and residence permits, health insurance, accommodation, and student jobs. There will also be plenty of opportunities to meet representatives from various German universities, funding agencies, and partner organizations.

Who should attend: undergraduate and graduate students in all fields, young professionals, career service advisors

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Information Fair
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Panel “Build Your International Career”, Welcoming Address: Consul General Brita Wagener
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Information Fair
Light refreshments will be served.


Hear from Experts and Alumni on How You Can Leverage International Experience to Build the Career You Want

Katrin Kempiners is an Information Officer at DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).  At DAAD, she is responsible for advising students and faculty on scholarship and grant opportunities as well as researching current developments on core academic issues, such as tenure track, diversity, and funding. Before she joined DAAD New York, Katrin gained extensive experience in marketing, communications, and research at the University of Freiburg, Colgate University, Middlebury College, and the German Research Foundation (DFG). Having taught at several institutions in the US and Germany, Katrin has excellent knowledge of both academic systems and cultures.  Feel free to reach out to her should you have any questions on funding your stay abroad in Germany.

Tracy LaGrassa is a Science Teacher in the Biology Department of The Bronx High School of Science. Tracy received her PhD at Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH) following a master's degree from the International Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Heidelberg University. She returned to the U.S. after finishing her thesis, and continued in research as a postdoctoral fellow mainly with Stephen Goff at Columbia University, where she studied membrane traffic during Hepatitis C and retroviral infections. Subsequently, Tracy became a patent agent at the international law firm Jones Day, where she was part of the biotech patent practice for seven years. During this time she also earned her law degree at Fordham University School of Law.

Sean O'Grady is an Advanced Evaluation Specialist at World Education Services (WES). At WES, Sean specializes in the analysis and evaluation of academic and professional qualifications from Northern and Western Europe. Prior to joining WES, Sean was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Augsburg, Germany. Sean is a native New Yorker who graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon with a degree in German and spent a year abroad at Munich's Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität.

Stephanie Russell-Kraft is a Brooklyn-based freelance reporter who writes about the intersections of religion, culture, law, and gender. She has written for the New Republic, The Atlantic, The Hill, Religion & Politics, Religion Dispatches, among other publications, and she is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Law. Stephanie also serves on the board of WAM!NYC, the New York chapter of a national non-profit dedicated to gender justice in the media, and in 2016, she was the recipient of a U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. She earned a BA in Comparative Literature and Society from Columbia University and an MA in cultural anthropology from Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin.

Moderator: Rob Fenstermacher, International Exchange Consultant. Experienced leader in international education and the exchange community with 20+ years contributing to building greater cultural understanding and cooperation between nations through professionally-oriented exchange programs.

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Participating institutions: Bucerius Law School, Freie Universität Berlin, Heidelberg University Association, Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, University Alliance Ruhr, UAS 7 – German Universities of Applied Sciences, University of Cologne, University of Freiburg & Eucor the European Campus
German Consulate General New York, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI), German Research Foundation (DFG), Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Cultural Vistas, Goethe-Institut New York, Deutsches Haus at NYU, German American Chamber of Commerce New York, World Education Services (WES)

Dr. Katja Simons
Executive Director

Freie Universität Berlin | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Email: Simons at GermanUniversities.org | Phone: 1-212-758-3392
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