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Comparative Literature

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
What to do with a degree in Comparative Literature
Sample of Occupations
Comparative Literature Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

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. 

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 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.

Comparative Literature 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 a Comparative Literature major at Brandeis.

Year
Company
Title
Industry
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
2002 Self-employed Director/Actor Arts
2006 Mary Ryan Gallery Gallery Associate Arts

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.

What to Do with a Degree in Comparative Literature 

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:

Sample of Possible Occupations


Comparative Literature Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources