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European Cultural Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
What to do with a degree in European Cultural Studies
European Cultural Studies Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

In the tradition of the liberal arts, the European Cultural Studies concentration integrates and unifies many discrete aspects of European culture.  The ECS curriculum is multi-disciplinary.  Faculty are drawn from the spectrum of areas of study in the liberal arts and provide students with a broad perspective of what constitutes “culture” and the skills to keep abreast with current and future events.  Students achieve a well-rounded view of the literature, art, history, politics, and philosophy of Europe since the Middle Ages.

A degree in European Cultural Studies can lead in many directions. Some graduates have gone on to professional school (e.g., law, business, and even medical school). Some have enrolled in graduate programs in literature or in one or the related areas studied (for example, history, politics, and fine arts). Some have found positions in museums, international business, and school systems.

The department link contains career-related resources, specifically information about study abroad.

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 spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that European Cultural 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 a European Cultural Studies major at Brandeis.

European Cultural 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 a European Cultural Studies major at Brandeis. 


Year Company Title  Industry
2011 Self-employed Filmmaker Media
2010 Temkin Group Research Associate Management & Economic Consulting
2008 Yahoo Content Specialist
2008 Heart of Los Angeles Teaching Artist Fine & Performing Arts
2007 Private Law Firm Legal Assistant Law
2006 Centerpoint Advisors Financial Advisor Finance & Banking
2006 February Partners Senior Publicist Publishing & Journalism
2005 George Washington University Instruction, Reference, and Distance Education Librarian Library, Archives
2004 Oasis Disc Manufacturing Client Advisor Music

 

What to Do with a Degree in European Cultural Studies (.pdf)


 European Cultural Studies Web Sites

 

Graduate School Information and Resources


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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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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.

Skills1

  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Abilities

  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Knowledge

  • Anthropology
  • Communications
  • Foreign languages
  • Geography
  • History and archaeology
  • Media
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

1 Excerpted from O*Net OnLine, US Department of Labor by the National Center for O*Net Development


Sample of Possible Occupations

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