Your major is just the beginning...

Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.

To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).

To build your resume, please review Hiatt's sample resumes.

Internships

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History of Ideas

Overview
Alumni Career Paths
History of Ideas Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

The History of Ideas program helps students gain an understanding of the sources of our beliefs and commitments. Students craft an individual curriculum from science, philosophy, religion and literature that satisfies their interests. The department is deeply committed to the development of writing and analytical skills that are invaluable and transferable, regardless of future career.

History of Ideas is an independent and multidisciplinary program that studies the history of ideas. Participation in this program develops skills and abilities applicable in any career path.

History of Ideas Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who minored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions, which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as a History of Ideas minor at Brandeis.

Year Company Title Industry
2000 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Assistant Professor Education
1998 US Office of Personnel Management HR Specialist Government
1998 Madison Park High School Career Specialist Education
1994 The Hatherleigh Company Assistant Editor Publishing/Journalism
1970 Yale University Health Services Clinical Psychiatrist Health
1976 Stanford University Coordinator of Library Systems Education
1984 Equity One Account Manager Finance and Banking
1985 Ropes & Gray Attorney Law

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.

History of Ideas Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources


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Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

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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

Your major is just the beginning...

Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.

To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).

To build your resume, please review Hiatt's sample resumes.

Internships

bix

The Brandeis Internship Exchange is a convenient online tool to find and share internship opportunities.

Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to search internships by major.

Alum Experience

History of Ideas: Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Skills and Abilities1

  • 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

Knowledge

  • Context and source of issues and values
  • Historic transformation of ideas and institutions across several disciplines


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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Professor
Journalist
Anthropologist
Archeologist
Foreign News Correspondent
Lawyer
Archivist
Foreign Service Officer
Lecturer
Biographer
Genealogist
Legal Assistant / Paralegal
Government Official
Librarian
Historian
 Lobbyist
Historic Preservationist
Market Research Analyst
Historic Site Tour Guide
Media Consultant
Insurance Agent/ Broker
Park Ranger
Intelligence Analyst
Peace Corps / Vista Worker
International Relations
Political Scientist
Teacher, Social Studies
Urban Administrator
Technical Writer
Urban Planner

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