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African and Afro-American Studies
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
What to do with a degree in African and Afro-American Studies
Sample of Occupations
Graduate School Information
The African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) Department offers opportunities to explore cultural expressions, economic issues, religious practices, social arrangements, intellectual developments, and political trends among Africans and people of African descent. The department is multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary in its approach to the broad range of issues and experiences that comprise this field. It offers courses in the humanities and social sciences using the methods of several disciplines, including anthropology, cultural studies, economics, history, literature, politics and sociology. Specific courses focus on people and developments in Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas.
The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable excel spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.
The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as an African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) major at Brandeis.
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 AAAS major at Brandeis.
|2005||Editorial Assistant||New England Journal of Medicine||Publishing and Journalism|
|2004||Program Coordinator - MIT SEED Academy||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - School of Engineering||Education|
|2002||Consumer Investigator||Alloy Marketing Promotions||Media and Entertainment|
|2001||Assistant Director of Research||The National D-Day Museum||Museums|
|2000||Consultant||Booz Allen Hamilton||Consulting|
|1998||Environmental Manager||Genetics Institute||Scientific research|
|1995||Law Clerk||5th District Court of Appeals||Law|
|1993||Assistant Chief Counsel||U.S. Department of Homeland Security||Government|
|1989||Administrator||Phillip Morris||Consumer Products|
|1987||Attorney||20th Century Fox||Media and Entertainment|
|1981||Director of Human Resources||McKinsey||Consulting|
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.