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The interdisciplinary Comparative Literature Program engages the study of literatures and cultures within and across national boundaries. It also comprises comparative analysis of literary texts and genres with visual art forms, social discourse and practices, as well as other expressions of cultural innovation.
Comparative Literature is one of the most multicultural programs on campus. Students find that their background in Comparative Literature serves them well in preparation for a great variety of graduate and professional careers.
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 Comparative Literature 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 a Comparative Literature 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 a Comparative Literature major at Brandeis.
|2010||Temkin Group||User Experience Researcher||Management Consulting|
|2006||Greater Boston Legal Services||Equal Justice Works Fellow||Law|
|2006||InfoMedics||Customer Support Representative||Consumer Services|
|2008||Bet Tzedek Legal Services||Employments Rights Project Fellow||Law|
|1966||Vista Educational Resources||President||Publishing|
|2011||Employment Justice Center||Advocacy Associate||Legal Services|
|1971||U.S. Department of State||Deputy Director for Pakistan/Bangladesh||Government|
|1975||Brigham and Women’s Hospital||Director of Cardiovascular Medicine||Health|
|1981||U.S. Department of Justice||Trial Attorney||Law|
|1983||JCC Metrowest||New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Coordinator||Arts|
|1988||Attorney’s General Office||Attorney||Law|
|1994||Youth Center||Program Director||Education- Pre-K-12|
|1994||Open Books Ltd.||Executive Director||Non-Profit|
|1999||Brandeis University||Assistant Director of Campaign Operations||Education- Higher|
|1999||Houghton-Mifflin||Writer/Editor/Translator||Publishing and Journalism|
|1999||Jacobi Medical Center||Medical Resident||Health|
|1999||Mesirow Financial||Vice President||Finance|
|1999||American Council for Int'l Studies||Product Director - UK and Ireland||Hospitality|
|2006||Mary Ryan Gallery||Gallery Associate||Arts|
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.
This degree’s interdisciplinary character helps students develop a range of skills that touch on the exploration of both literature (for example, English) and international studies. For a view of potential career options see:
- American Translators Association
- Dave’s ESL Café
- Escape Artist
- Foreign Policy Association Students Corner
- International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce
- Peace Corps
- Riley Guide International Resources
- U.S. State Department
- Transitions Abroad
- United States Government
- University of Michigan Work Abroad
- World Affairs Councils of America
- World Economic Forum