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"Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor."
Friedrich Schiller

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Morning: "Intercultural Communication"

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hendrix Ballroom A and Peebles Room
Open to all students of German and beyond

The Department of Languages and the German Program are hosting the thrid annual conference on German in the Professions on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in the Hendrix Student Center on the Clemson campus. The conference is intended to provide an opportunity for our students and representatives from German industry to get to know each other. Activities will include presentations by students and business representatives, roundtable discussions and a networking social.

Sponsored by

  • The German Section at Clemson University
  • The German Professional Society

Program (overview):

9:05-9:55 Special Session for L&IT 127 ( Presentation by Shane Weir, Compliance at BMW)
10:10-11:00 Presentations on culture gaps in their internship experience and sStudy abroad experience (Dr. Yves Gloy, RWTH)
11:10-12:00 a. "Getting involved" Students and alums on the Gerrman Professional Society, internships, and study abroad
b. Vince Pearson, Director of the SC Chapter of the GACC

12:00-1:15 Lunch Break

1:25-1:30 Welcome by Dean Rick Goodstein (College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities)
1:30-2:20 Alumni Panel Discussion: "From College to Career"
2:30-4:00 Roundtable Sessions

4:00-5:00 Networking Social and Presentations in the Peebles Room

This year's participating companies and their representatives (more details to come):

German American Chamber of Commerce Southeast—SC Chapter
Triad Sales
Hofmann Services
Draexlmaier Automotive
BMW Mfg. Co.
American Liba

Registration deadline for roundtable discussions is Oct. 1 (form Word-doc tba)


Profiles of Participants:

to come soon



German Conference 2012
Eric Seawell (L&IT, Bosch/ Rexroth) at the 2011 Conference


Contact Lee Ferrell or the German Section at Clemson University for more information.