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