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Alumni Spotlight

Marisa Saraci

"The Global Studies program prepared me for a career in global migration. Writing my thesis on Albanian remittances and their potential to be molded into economic growth/ development clarified my understanding of the influence of the Diaspora. After graduating, I secured a job with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Albania and hope to contribute to the facilitation of the intricate network that is global migration."

-Marisa Saraci, '15

Global Studies Careers

Global Studies graduate study at Brandeis provides a broad perspective of global institutions, critical issues such as emerging powers and transnational security, and the complex ways that globalization affects specific regions and countries. Students are prepared to be global thinkers in business, education, government, and the non-profit sector. Global studies students can pursue international careers in the U.S. or abroad by building upon skills such as functional expertise, language ability, or experience overseas. Careers are varied and may include working for the federal government, international service agencies, NGOs, multinational corporations, or teaching. 

Possible areas of employment:

  • Communications and media
  • Culture and globalization
  • Diplomacy
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Foreign service
  • Global environment
  • Politics
  • Social justice
  • Global health
  • International philanthropy
  • International relations
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

Beyond Brandeis

Our alumni have gone on to a variety of careers, including:

  • Program Director - Volunteers Colombia
  • Higher Executive Officer - Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Marketing and Development Associate - Jewish Family Services
  • Assistant Director of Wellesley Fund - Wellesley College
  • Counselor - Access to Language
  • Service Coordinator - Massachusetts Migrant Education Program
  • Project Associate - Center for Leadership and Management Sciences for Health
  • Program Administrator - The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy
  • Fellow - Princeton in Asia
  • Marketing Communications Manager - Wolters Kluwer
  • Project Specialist - Management Sciences for Health
  • Legislative Assistant - Office of Representative Chris Taylor (WI)
  • Board Coordinator - American Jewish World Service
  • Resource Development Operations Associate - JDC
  • Instructor - SENA Bilingue at Ministerio del Trabajo Colombia

Our alumni have also gone on to pursue doctoral and other advanced degrees, including:

  • PhD in Anthropology
  • PhD in Public Health
  • Master of Education