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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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.

Italian Studies

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
What to do with a degree in Italian Studies
Sample of Occupations

Italian Studies Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

The Italian Studies program, program, within the Department of Romance Studies, provides an interdisciplinary major and a minor for those who wish to extend their study beyond language to areas of Italian literature, history, film, art history, and music. The study of Italian within a variety of cultural contexts enables students to deepen their understanding of a national heritage beyond the boundaries of a single time frame, region, gender, genre, or academic discipline. Students are encouraged to study abroad in their junior year and to take advantage of resources within the Boston Area Consortium (Boston College, Boston University, Tufts University, and Wellesley College).

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 Italian 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 Italian Studies major at Brandeis.

Italian 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 Italian Studies major at Brandeis.

Year
Company
Title
Industry
1990   Consulting Business & Consulting
1993   Attorney Law
1997 Cosmetics Firm, Turkey Marketing Advertising & Marketing
1999   Teacher Education
2001 Private Day School Teacher Education
2001   Lawyer Law
2003 Cleveland Jewish News Reporter Publishing and Journalism
2003   Public Relations Public & Media Relations
2005   Restaurant Owner Hospitality

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 Italian Studies (.pdf)

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.

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

Sample of Possible Occupations


 Italian Studies Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources