This is the list of messages related to German at the University of Michigan. You generally receive these messages on Tuesday via email, and you will see them posted on Canvas (German Advising Mail at University of Michigan). If you have any questions, please see the German Department advisors Kalli and Mary Rodena-Krasan.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

German Advising Contact Information With Office Hours From Tuesday, June 28 - Tuesday, July 5

You can reach the German advisors through a general email:

We have two advisors for German undergraduates:

Mary Rodena-Krasan (MLB 3128;
Mary's available office hours this week are by appointment only.
You can meet Mary either in-person (MLB 3128) or via Zoom.
Mary's Link for Office Hours:

Karl-Georg Federhofer (MLB 3422;
My available office hours this week are:
Tuesday, June 28: 8-6 p.m. (only via Zoom),
Wednesday, June 29: 8-6 p.m. (only via Zoom),
Thursday, June 30: 8-6 p.m. (only via Zoom),
Friday, July 1: 8-6 p.m. (only via Zoom),
Tuesday, July 5: 8-6 p.m. (only via Zoom),
and by appointment
You can meet me either in-person (MLB 3432) or via Zoom.
My Zoom Link for Office Hours:

It is best to schedule appointments, which you have to do by 4 p.m. on the previous day. You can schedule appointments with us here:

Artist Sought for a Lyric Video: Wednesday, June 29 (Application Deadline)

One of our students is asking for your assistance:

"Hello, my name is Sam Urich and I am the singer/songwriter behind WØLFDARLING
I am currently seeking out an artist willing to create a lyric video for my latest single "ghost empire." 

My hope is that through the promotion of my music, the artist's work will also be supported through the exposure. Win-win. It would be ideal if I could receive this work for a very reasonable amount of money, as I'm currently tapped from the recording and marketing fees. Pro bono would be a dream, but this is up to the generosity of the artist. 

Here are some links to listen to the sound and see if any interest arises. 

I thank you dearly for your time."

If you can help him, please send an email to

Social Cohesion: Creating Inclusive Communities in the United States and Germany: Friday, July 1 (Application Deadline)

The American Council on Germany (ACG) is currently seeking applications from individuals working in their communities to address diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) to participate in a two-part study tour. The group will be diverse to include a variety of thoughts, perspectives, experiences, and expertise.

This new project will bring together German and American professionals and urban affairs experts working on social cohesion in urban areas to discuss and address these issues together. The ACG will convene a group of approximately 20 practitioners – ten from each country. The group will meet once in Germany and once in the United States for two one-week-long study tours designed to focus on how communities tackle social inequity and provide better lives for their citizens. This exchange program is designed to help create a new forum for transatlantic dialogue around these issues.

The first study tour will be from September 4 to 10, 2022, in Dresden and Nuremberg. The second will be in Cleveland and Charlotte from December 4 to 10, 2022. Participants must be able to commit to both parts of the program.

Participants must be either U.S. citizens living in the United States or German citizens living in Germany and must demonstrate a sincere commitment to furthering transatlantic relations while promoting DEIA issues in their community. Individuals with urban development experience and community engagement are encouraged to apply.

If selected to participate in this exchange program, participants must pay a participation fee of €500 (approximately $525). All other program-related expenses such as travel, accommodation, and meals are covered. The total estimated per participant value of the program is over $12,000, which is funded by the American Council on Germany and the grant from the Transatlantic Program of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany through funds of the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi).

Candidates for the study tour must:
* Either be a U.S. citizen living in the United States or a German citizen living in Germany.
* Be in the relatively early stages of their career.
* Have a minimum of five years of relevant, full-time work experience.
* Hold at least a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent professional experience).
* Demonstrate a track record of outstanding professional performance.
* Have a sincere commitment to furthering the transatlantic relationship and DEIA.
* Must be fully vaccinated by date of departure.

To apply, please submit:
* A one- to two-page personal statement outlining why you are interested in participating in this program.
* A current resume or CV.
* Two letters of recommendation.


Job Posting - Motorsport Customer Application Engineer for Bosch in Novi, MI: Tuesday, July 5 (Application Deadline)

Bosch Motorsport North America is looking to add to their high-performance team with a Customer Application Engineer to foster its growth in developing products specifically designed for Motorsport purposes.

* Customer application engineering of Motorsport products on-site at customer, track, other development sites
* Interface with development teams to ensure alignment of application activities relevant to development Motorsport products
* Adherence to applicable software and product development processes to ensure expected high quality
* Ability to troubleshoot and resolve both component and system level issues related to software implementation of Motorsport products in end use applications
* Integration of continuous improvement practices into daily work to improve performance, timing, cost, and quality
* Opportunity to expand role in additional product areas outside of application engineering, such as project management
* Domestic and international travel up to 20% (20-30 days) per year (on-site at customer, track, other domestic and international development sites)

- Basic Qualifications
* Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Computer, Mechatronics, Mechanical (with software or controls emphasis) Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
* Academic or industry experience in application or calibration
* 1 year experience in a client interfacing role that includes working directly with customers within the complete customer journey cycle

- Preferred Qualifications
* Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Electrical, Computer, Mechatronics, Mechanical (with software or controls emphasis) Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent
* Experience working directly with customers within the complete customer journey cycle
* Experience working with hybrid and/or battery electric vehicles
* Experience with programming and scripting including: MATLAB, Simulink, Python; especially in conjunction with data processing and/or for simulation purposes
* Hands-on automotive experience related to holistic vehicle system design and analysis (e.g. engine repair work/rebuilds, engine management, etc.)
* Experience in using test equipment (multimeters, oscilloscope, CANalyzer, dSPACE and/or ETAS prototyping systems, etc.)
* Experience with networks and related technologies (IP, cloud)
* Ability to read and comprehend electrical schematics and debug software and electrical implementation issues
* Industry experience in professional Motorsport, significant FSAE, or equivalent
* Effective verbal and written communication skills
* German language skills

Ideal Candidate Characteristics:
* Strong sense of personal accountability and comfort working in an entrepreneurial environment together with customers
* Self-disciplined, self-motivated, and effective at time management to work on multiple projects in parallel in order to meet project milestones
* Ability to work both independently and in a small team, while fitting within the global Bosch Motorsport working culture
* Working knowledge of electromechanical systems
* Ability to articulate ideas and make contributions both verbally and in written form
* Ability to problem-solve to develop solutions on own, breaking down complex problems into distinct parts in order to manage uncertainty and to anticipate interdependencies
* Willingness to learn and grow outside of area of own responsibility
* Willingness to share knowledge within the team
 * Focus on continuous improvement

Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE) 2023-2024: Sunday, August 28 (Application Deadline)

The Institute of International Education (IIE), on behalf of the U.S. State Department, administers the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. This competition is administered on campus by the International Institute.

Those interested in applying for the 2023-24 application year are encouraged to attend a virtual campus information session prior to meeting with an advisor. Info sessions and conversation hours have begun! 
Please review the II Events Calendar for updates on info sessions.

Scheduled advising takes place January through the end of August. Appointments are available by phone, or via video conference. Appointments are scheduled by grant type - Study/Research, ETA, & Arts - but general appointments are also available.To schedule an appointment, please visit the advising calendar and select an open day/time.

Application Deadlines:
* Draft Review: Early August
Submit drafts via the U-M Fulbright Canvas Site

* Campus: August 28
Submit your application for campus review via the IIE Online Application

* National: Mid October
Submit your application for national review via the IIE Online Application

Applications are due just over a year before grants begin. Undergraduates planning to begin a grant following graduation should begin an application in January of their junior year.

Eligibility Criteria:
Enrolled students are required to apply through U-M. Recent alumni (those who last attended no more than 3 years ago) may also apply through U-M.
* U.S. citizen or national at time of application
* Conferred bachelor's degree by the start of the grant
* Demonstrate language skills necessary to complete the proposed project

Application Submission:
Applicants should review the U-M Fulbright Resources Site before beginning an application. Application components include:
* Statement of Grant Purpose
* Affiliation Letter (not for English Teaching Assistantship applicants)
* Personal Statement
* Foreign Language Evaluation
* References (3)
* Transcripts
* Campus interview & endorsement (must apply by U-M application deadline to receive an interview)

Phone: (734) 936-3966

Winter 2023 Term in Tübingen: Thursday, September 15 (Application Deadline)

The Tübingen program, which is organized through the Center for Global and Intercultural Studies (CGIS), takes place in the Winter term, and it is intended for students who have completed at least German 221/231 by the end of the Fall 2022 term.

The German Department strongly recommends that you precede your stay in Tübingen by attending one or two four-week sessions at the Goethe Institut. This Goethe Institut segment is not part of the CGIS program itself. Please talk with Mary or me about the Goethe segment.

The CGIS portion in Tübingen will start early in March with a mandatory "Kompaktkurs" (6 credits) or a "Startkurs" (3 credits). While you will be enrolled for the Winter 2023 term at the University of Michigan, you will then take classes during "Sommersemester" at the Universität Tübingen (mid April - late July). You will earn 15-18 credits for Winter 2023: the courses that you take in Tübingen can be language courses for international students or regular university courses. Various university courses outside the English Department are taught in English.

Tübingen credits can be used to satisfy degree requirements for a German major or minor.

For more information, please go to: 

Metropolitan Studies in Berlin (Winter 2023): Thursday, September 15 (Application Deadline)

This program is designed for students without a German language background who are looking for an in-depth look at the culture and context of the metropolis of Berlin. German majors should consider the University of Michigan programs in Freiburg and Tübingen.

* Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
* Good academic standing
* Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
* No previous German language study is required

Students must take 12-15 credit hours per semester. One German language course (4 credits) is required for beginning and intermediate students. All other courses are taught in English and worth 3 credits unless otherwise stated. Two week-long field trips will be included in the program, as well as day excursions that complement your learning in the classroom and contribute to a general knowledge of German culture and society.

Please see program website (IES) for details.

For more information about the Metropolitan Studies in Berlin program and to apply, go to: