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Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
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Graduate School Information
The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies bears a proud tradition of scholarly excellence in both of the fields it embraces: the history, languages, and cultures of the ancient Near East and the modern Middle East, and the study of the Jewish people, including its history, religion, literature, and place in civilization.
Majors find that their NEJS background serves them well in preparation for a great variety of graduate and professional careers. Past majors have gone on to law and medicine, academic or diplomatic/professional careers related to the ancient Near East, the modern Middle East, Judaica, the rabbinate, Jewish education, and other professions in the Jewish community.
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 Near Eastern and Judaic 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 a Near Eastern and Judaic Studies major at Brandeis.
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 Near Eastern and Judaic Studies major at Brandeis. Please note that this data is self-reported by alumni so it may not be completely accurate. Please contact the Hiatt Career Center at 781-736-3618 if you would like additional information.
|2006||Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple||Rabbinic Intern||Religion|
|1996||Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island||VP of Financial Resource Development||Fundraising|
|2002||B'Nai Israel Congregation||Assistant to Rabbi||Religion|
|2001||Temple Emanu-El||Assistant Program Director||NPO|
|2004||The Conservative Synagogue of Westport||Teacher||Education|
|2010||J Street||Executive Assistant||Public Policy|
|1978||Gratz College||Director of Online & Distance Learning||Higher Ed|
|2003||Brown Rudnick LLP||Associate||Law|
|2004||US District Court||Law Clerk||Law|
|2007||Deloitte Consulting||Compensation Consultant||Management Consulting|
|2000||JL Cartography||Cartographer||Information Technology|
|2011||Internal Corporate Engineer||Information Technology|
|2008||Associated Press||Interactive Producer||Online Media|
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.
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.
This degree’s interdisciplinary character helps students develop a range of skills that touch on the exploration of both cultures of the Middle East and the study of the Jewish people. For a view of potential career options see: