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Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

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

Overview 

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.

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 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.

Near Eastern and Judaic 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 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.

Year
Company
Title
Industry
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 Google Internal Corporate Engineer Information Technology
2008 Associated Press Interactive Producer Online Media

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 Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (.pdf)

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:

Sample of Possible Occupations

 

Graduate School Information and Resources