NEW ULM Eva Karremann, the 2012 Hans Joohs Cultural Exchangee from Germany, is looking forward to learning about how the United States approaches her career choice, so that she can take what she learns back home.
Karremann, 26, arrived in New Ulm on Sept. 18 from her hometown of Ulm. She is staying in New Ulm for three months as part of the Hans Joohs program sponsored by the New Ulm Sister Cities Commission.
She will be working in the Human Resources department at the New Ulm Medical Center. Back home, she works for the Human Resources department at the University Medical Center of Ulm. She hopes to learn new techniques, perspectives and approaches in the United States that she can teach to her colleagues in Germany. She earned her college degree with majors in marketing and human resources in 2008.
Staff photo by Steve Muscatello
Eva Karremann is the 2012 Hans Joohs Cultural Exchangee from Germany of New Ulm. She is working at the New Ulm Medical Center in the Human Resources department.
The transition here has been easy due to New Ulm being a Germanic town and all the local residents being very friendly. She said she has been somewhat amused by how some of customs in the United States differ from German, such as the prevalence of air conditioning everywhere she travels. Other differences have also been nice, such as the car loaned to her for the program being twice the size of her car back home.
Karremann also plans to do some traveling. She visited the Minnesota Renaissance Festival on Saturday and is planing trips to the Twin Cities and Chicago. She will travel to New York City after the exchange program concludes to meet up with her family before returning to Germany.
"The people here have been absolutely wonderful," said Karremann, "I really look forward to learning a lot while I'm here."
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