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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).

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Internships

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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.

International and Global Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Internships
What to do with a degree in International and Global Studies
Graduate School Information

Overview 

Brandeis' unique program in International and Global Studies (IGS) offers special opportunities to comprehend the rapidly changing world. It helps students understand what "globalization" means not just in economic and political terms, but also what it means for individuals, for nations and cultures, and for the environment.

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 International and Global 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 International and Global Studies major at Brandeis.

International and Global 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 International and Global Studies major at Brandeis.

Year Title Company Industry
2012 Program Implementer  Chiedza Child Care Centre Civic & Social Organization
2011 Search Advisor Groe Advisors LLC Staffing and Recruiting
2010 Associate Director of Online Media The Middle East Media Research Institute International Affairs
2010 Research Associate International Monetary Fund Financial Services
2010 Law Clerk U.S. Department of Commerce Legal Services
2009 Webmaster and Admin. Assistant Online Media
2009 Resident Russian Translator  Visible Technologies Law Practice
2009 Special Education Associate Teacher  Prospect Hill Academy Charter School Primary/Secondary Education
2008 Sustainability Research Associate IPAI Global L3C
2008 Executive Director  Millennium Campus Network Nonprofit Organization Management
2008 Grant Writer  MAB Community Services Media Production
2008 Senior Research Analyst The Nielsen Company Marketing and Advertising
2007 Clinician The Guidance Center Mental Health Care
2007 Media Buyer  RM Royal Media Internet Technologies
2007 Director, Public Diplomacy  Australian Consulate General New York International Affairs
2007 Global HIV/AIDS & Health Program Officer Heartland Alliance International Trade and Development
2006 Product Manager  American Express Financial Services

Internships 

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.

What to Do with a Degree in International and Global Studies (.pdf)


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.


Skills1
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Understanding Cultural Diversity – Adapting to other cultures and communicating between cultures.

Abilities

  • Oral and Written Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken and written word.
  • Oral and Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking and writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • 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.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules.

Knowledge

  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Foreign Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

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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