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Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
What to do with a degree in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Sample of Occupations
Graduate School Information

Overview 

The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) Program is an interdisciplinary curriculum sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies in conjunction with the faculty from several other departments. It is designed to provide a strong foundation in Middle Eastern studies with a specialized knowledge of Islam.

With a solid training in language, political theory and praxis, history, economics, sociology, and anthropology, the major is especially appropriate for students wishing to pursue graduate work, particularly in the field of Middle Eastern studies, or for those who wish to pursue careers dealing directly or indirectly with the Middle East.

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 Islamic and Middle Eastern 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 Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies major at Brandeis.

Islamic and Middle Eastern 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 Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies major at Brandeis.

Year
Company
Title
Industry
2005 U.S. State Department  Foreign Affairs Officer Government
2010 Project Interchange American - Jewish Committee  Assistant Director NPO
2010 CMI International Group, LLC Associate - Conflict Resolution Management Consulting
2009 International Institute of Connecticut Matching Grant Coordinator International Affairs
2004 Washington University Chancellor's Fellow Higher Ed
2005 American Friends of Bar - Ilan University Program Coordinator Higher Ed
2008 International Institute of Strategic Studies Program Officer & Research Analyst Think Tank
2001 Virginia Tech Assistant Professor Higher Ed
2009 Sherpa Analytics Manager of Information Sciences PR & Communication
2010 NewsWorks.org Reporter Newspaper
1998 Seattle Public Schools Science Teacher Education
2010 Tel Aviv University Grant Writer NPO Management

 

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 and the world of work. To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus


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 Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (.pdf)


Sample of Possible Occupations



Graduate School Information and Resources