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).

To build your resume, please review Hiatt's sample resumes.

Internships

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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.

American Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Internships
American Studies Websites
Graduate School Information

Overview

The American Studies program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the myths, values, symbols, institutions and behavior of the peoples of the United States, and to the questions raised by the influence of America in shaping the modern world.

The American Studies major prepares students for a wide range of careers including law, business, public policy, communications and education.

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 American Studies 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 American Studies major at Brandeis.

American Studies 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 American Studies major at Brandeis.

Year Company Title Industry
2013 Business Lunch Productions Chief Operating Officer  Media and Entertainment
2013 Tower Tomorrow Fellow The Israel Project Political Organization
2012 St. Hope Leadership Academy 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher Education
2012 Publicity and Marketing Assistant at Hachette Book Group Media and Communication
2010 Coney Island Generation Gap Media Education Consultant Media and Communication
2010  A Better City  Manager of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Government Administration
2009 City Year Communications project coordinator Nonprofit
2009  Rubin Museum of Art Coordinator of Youth and Family Programs Museums and Institutions

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.


  American Studies Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources


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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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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.

  • Explaining Ideas  
  • Interpreting events and ideas  
  • Writing and presenting information  
  • Examining evidence  
  • Analyzing ideas and information  
  • Developing a world view  
  • Explaining the present by referring to the past  
  • Decision making  
  • Seeing relationships between factors

Knowledge

  • Major features of American civilization
  • Cross-cultural perspective
  • American influences worldwide
  • What has influenced American culture
1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development

Sample of Possible Occupations

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Professor
Journalist
Attorney
Financial Analyst
Archivist
Biographer
Teacher

Government Official
Historic Preservationist
Historic Site Tour Guide
Historical Society Staff
Intelligence Analyst
International Relations
Technical Writer



1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development