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African and Afro-American Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
What to do with a degree in African and Afro-American Studies
Sample of Occupations
Graduate School Information

Overview 

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.

First Destination Data

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.

AAAS Alumni

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.

Year Title Company Industry
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

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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

Internships

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.

What to Do with a Degree in African and Afro-American Studies (.pdf)


Sample of Possible Occupations


Graduate School Information and Resources