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.
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In addition to being inherently pleasurable and intellectually exciting, a major or minor in English and American Literature will help you develop important skills. English students learn how to read carefully and closely, write skillfully and stylishly, and argue analytically and critically. These communication skills are in high demand.
Students who major in English and American Literature are prepared for careers in teaching, law, business, publishing, writing, and administration. Among our graduates are scientists, businessmen and women, professors, lawyers, filmmakers, television producers, psychologists, fiction writers and poets, literary agents, and social activists.
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 English and American Literature major at Brandeis.
UGO Networks Inc.
|Web Editor||Media and Entertainment
||NRI Community Services||Outpatient Clinician||Counseling and Social Services|
||Weber Shandwick Worldwide||Print and Online Project Manager||Non-Profit|
||City of New York / Parks & Recreation||Deputy Chief of Staff||Government|
||MATCH Charter Public High School||Special Education Teacher
||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt||Editorial Assistant||Publishing and Journalism|
||Verson Nautical Corporation||Systmes Instructor||Information Technology|
||auctionPAL., Inc||Auction Expert||Publishing and Journalism|
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.
In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills. The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities. Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify majors' internships.
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