Anna Allen was passionate about the German language when she arrived at KU. It connected her to her family history, and she was inspired to master the language. But she was also drawn to journalism, and wanted to pursue a career that allowed her to write on a daily basis. With one eye on life beyond KU, she decided to pursue both interests, balancing her passions with her career aspirations by completing a B.S. in journalism and a B.A. in German. It turns out that both degrees proved pivotal as she embarked on her career path.
Since graduating in 2012, Anna has put both degrees to great use, forging a career she loves. Eager to live abroad, Anna’s language skills landed her a consulting job at Airbus in Munich and she has flourished in Germany ever since. “Being able to add that to my resume has been a game changer.”
From Munich, she moved to Hamburg to take up a position as a copywriter for TBWA/Global Shopper, an international marketing agency. Each day she draws on the skills developed at KU to write and create ad campaigns, while living in one of Germany’s most vibrant cities.
“Knowledge of German has given me opportunities in positions I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I have lived and worked in two of Germany’s biggest cities and have met people from all over the world in my field by the age of 25. And this is just the beginning.” Which goes to show that languages are the key to international careers!
Anna took over our Instagram account in February 2017, showing us how she puts her liberal arts & sciences degree to work as a copywriter, and we’ve collected her posts for you in the picture story book and video below.