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East Asian Studies

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

Overview 

East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program – affiliated with the department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literatures – that seeks to give students broad yet intimate knowledge of the history, politics, economics, art, and languages of the major areas of East Asia. It allows students to concentrate in a single program while at the same time enlarging their knowledge of East Asian civilization by taking related courses in other disciplines. At the crux of the program is the language requirement that provides the basis for postgraduate study or careers dealing with East Asia.  Courses offer a full range of instruction in Japanese and Chinese, helping to create a foundation for your career background in government, academics, international relations, international business, journalism, trade, finance, manufacture, law, or diplomacy in the 21st century.

The program website also contains career resources, in particular an “Events” section to keep current on and participate in a range of field-related activities.

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 East Asian 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 East Asian Studies major at Brandeis.

East Asian 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 East Asian Studies major at Brandeis.


Year Company Title  Industry
1993 Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry Asia-Pacific Business Strategist Retail & Wholesale Trade
2009 Hisense's National Key Lab International Affairs Manager Information Technology/Computers
2007 GlobaLinks Learning Abroad International Education Specialist Education 
2004 Haworth Head of Sustainability, Asia Pacific, Latin America & Middle East Retail & Wholesale Trade
2007 Omnitech Solutions Translator  
2010 Goldman Sachs Operations Analyst Finance & Banking
1995 Charles Schwab Risk Management & Investigations Finance & Banking
2012 Epic Project Manager/Implementation Consultant Information Technology/Computers
2004 Price Waterhouse Coopers Auditor Accounting Services
2000 Singapore Trade Development Board   International
2005 Univesity of Albany Alumni Relations & Events Coordinator Education, Higher Education
2009 United States Marine Corps Logistics Officer at USMC Marine Wing Communications Military
2009 Scholastic Game Designer and Developer Information Technology/Computers
2001 Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary Development Associate Health Care
2003 Synagogue Director, Youth Activities Religion

 

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 East Asian Studies 

You may wish to explore the career information related to degrees in international studies and the study of foreign languages

Sample of Possible Occupations


East Asian Studies Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources