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Institute of Asian Studies




CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASIAN STUDIES MAJORS AND MINORS

 

A program in Asian Studies is of immediate value for developing or enhancing students’ knowledge of Asia, the site of several of the world’s greatest civilizations. It has further practical benefits for anyone who plans to work in Asia or pursue a career dealing with  Asian-American people, business, tourism, international communications, education, journalism, social work, etc. Some examples of career opportunities for Asian Studies majors and minors include:

§  International business and trade management

§  Federal and state government agencies dealing with international affairs

§  Teaching and research in Asian Studies

§  Study at graduate level

§  Consulting firms related to international affairs

§  Asian -language translation/interpretation

§  Journalism

§  Museum operations

§  Social Services

§  International and domestic non-governmental organizations (NGOs)