B.S. Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies/Mechanical Engineering 2014
Sales Program Development Specialist, Mercedes-Benz USA
Parker A. Kemp graduated from Georgia Tech in December 2014 with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies with a specialization in German. Kemp began studying German at the age of 13 due to his passion for German cars. He received the Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship and chose to attend Georgia Tech to improve his German language skills and gain a background in Mechanical Engineering with the ultimate goal of working for a German automotive company. While attending Georgia Tech, Kemp participated in the German Language for Business and Technology (LBAT) study abroad program. There he gained an appreciation for the intricacies of German culture and business, as well as a chance for full immersion in the language. Kemp interned for a year at Porsche Cars North America’s Atlanta headquarters in the Sales Operations department. On graduation from Georgia Tech, he accepted a position as the Sales Program Development Specialist at Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. headquarters in Atlanta. Today, Kemp often uses the German language and cultural knowledge gained at Georgia Tech in interactions with German and American executives regarding the market positioning of Mercedes-Benz in the United States.