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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.

Language and Linguistics

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Sample of Occupations
Internships
Language and Linguistics Web Sites
Graduate School Information

Overview 

The Language and Linguistics Program focuses on theoretical generative linguistics. In addition to core courses on phonological theory, syntactic theory, formal semantics, and formal pragmatics, we offer electives on morphology, linguistic typology, language acquisition and development, the mathematical foundations of linguistics, historical linguistics, and computational linguistics.

Majors find that their Language and Linguistics background serves them well in preparation for a diverse variety of graduate and professional careers. Previous majors have had profound influence on fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology, anthropology, computer science, and linguistics.

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 Language and Linguistics 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 Language and Linguistics major at Brandeis.

Language and Linguistics 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 Language and Linguistics major at Brandeis.

Year
Company
Title
Industry
1999 Marymount Manhattan College Admissions Advisor Education, Higher
1999 Comverse Technology  Engineering Linguist Other
2000 Prague Open Jewish Community  Religious Education Director Religion
2000 Verizon Usability Engineer Engineering
2001 Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts Attorney Law
2001 The Talent Group Actress Media and Entertainment
2005 Thermo Fisher Scientific Business Development Specialist Consumer and Industrial Products
2005 Roundabout Theatre Company Special Events Assistant Arts
2006 Solomon Schechter School of Westchester Teacher Education, PreK-12
2007 Rosie’s Place Public Policy Coordinator  Social Services

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.

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.

Sample of Possible Occupations


Language and Linguistics Web Sites

Graduate School Information and Resources