Your major is just the beginning...
Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.
To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).
The Brandeis Internship Exchange is a convenient online tool to find and share internship opportunities.
Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to search internships by major.
East Asian Studies
East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program – affiliated with the department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literatures – that seeks to give students broad yet intimate knowledge of the history, politics, economics, art, and languages of the major areas of East Asia. It allows students to concentrate in a single program while at the same time enlarging their knowledge of East Asian civilization by taking related courses in other disciplines. At the crux of the program is the language requirement that provides the basis for postgraduate study or careers dealing with East Asia. Courses offer a full range of instruction in Japanese and Chinese, helping to create a foundation for your career background in government, academics, international relations, international business, journalism, trade, finance, manufacture, law, or diplomacy in the 21st century.
The program website also contains career resources, in particular an “Events” section to keep current on and participate in a range of field-related activities.
The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as an East Asian Studies major at Brandeis.
|1993||Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry||Asia-Pacific Business Strategist||Retail & Wholesale Trade|
|2009||Hisense's National Key Lab||International Affairs Manager||Information Technology/Computers|
|2007||GlobaLinks Learning Abroad||International Education Specialist||Education|
|2004||Haworth||Head of Sustainability, Asia Pacific, Latin America & Middle East||Retail & Wholesale Trade|
|2010||Goldman Sachs||Operations Analyst||Finance & Banking|
|1995||Charles Schwab||Risk Management & Investigations||Finance & Banking|
|2012||Epic||Project Manager/Implementation Consultant||Information Technology/Computers|
|2004||Price Waterhouse Coopers||Auditor||Accounting Services|
|2000||Singapore Trade Development Board||International|
|2005||Univesity of Albany||Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator||Education, Higher Education|
|2009||United States Marine Corps||Logistics Officer at USMC Marine Wing Communications||Military|
|2009||Scholastic||Game Designer and Developer||Information Technology/Computers|
|2001||Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary||Development Associate||Health Care|
|2003||Synagogue||Director, Youth Activities||Religion|
Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success in the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.
- Vault Guides (accessible through Hiatt NACElink)
- American Translators Association
- Dave’s ESL Café
- Escape Artist
- Foreign Policy Association Students Corner
- International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce
- Going Global (accessible through Resources in B.hired)
- Peace Corps
- Riley Guide International Resources
- State Department
- Transitions Abroad
- United States Government
- University of Michigan Work Abroad
- World Affairs Councils of America
- World Economic Forum