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
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
Sample of Occupations
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
1976 Syracuse University Professor of Law Education - Higher
1978 Center for Independent Living Director of Advocacy Non-Profit
1992 Penguin Group Publishers Author/Consultant Publishing and Journalism
1992 Forest Laboratories Employee Communications Publishing and Journalism
1999 IL Attorney General Assistant Attorney General Law
2002 Forrester Research Researcher Information Technology
2004 Barnes and Noble Communications Coordinator Media and Entertainment
2006 Standard & Poors Manager Finance and Banking
2007 Warner Bros. Records Field Marketing Rep Advertising and Marketing

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.


Sample of Possible Occupations


  American Studies Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources