Alumni & Careers

What can I do with an East Asian Studies Degree?

Areas Employers Strategies
U.S. Government
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Teaching
  • Journalism/Broadcasting
  • Diplomacy
  • Civil Service
  • Foreign Service
  • Immigration/Naturalization
  • Armed Forces
  • Customs
  • Overseas dependents' schools Overseas aid agencies
  • Intelligence and law enforcement agencies
  • The Foreign Service
  • Armed forces
  • Library of Congress
  • United Nations
  • Voice of America
  • Learn federal, state and local job application procedures
  • Plan to attend a specialized school that teaches foreign languages
  • Join armed forces as a way to get experience
Arts, Media, Entertainment
  • Advertising
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Journalism/Broadcasting
  • Publishing/Editing
  • Museums
  • Foreign news agencies
  • Book publishers
  • Hotels, motels, restaurants
  • TV networks/Radio stations
  • Film Companies
  • Learn about the customs and the culture of the country in which your language of study is primarily spoken, possibly by spending time in that country
  • Read international newspapers to keep up with developments overseas
Industry & Commerce
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Customs
  • Banking
  • Secretarial Services
  • Sales/Customer services
  • Manufacturing
  • Market Research
  • Consulting
  • Imports/Exports
  • Banks, finance-related institutions
  • Import/Export companies
  • Foreign firms operating in the US
  • American firms operating in foreign countries
  • Manufacturers
  • Retail/Department stores
  • Find out what companies do business with the countries in which your language of study is spoken
  • Consult resources such as Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the US, Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries, and American register of Exporters and Importers
  • Supplement coursework with business classes

Note: The post-Denison outcomes listed below reflect aggregate data for the classes of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, collected within six months of graduation for each class. These data are collected between May and November for the graduating cohort.

East Asian Studies
71% of East Asian Studies graduates were employed, in graduate school or completing post-graduate service within six months of graduation.
  • 57% were employed
  • 14% were in graduate school
  • 0% were completeing post-graduate service
  • 29% were still pursuing admission/employment
Employers & Job Titles
  • Aclipse, English Teacher
  • Aclipse - Chung Dahm School, English Teacher
  • Cardinal Health
  • Chicago Apartment Finders, Real Estate Broker
  • Chungdahm Institute, English Instructor
  • Chungdahm Learning, ESL Teacher
  • JET Program, Assistant Language Teacher
  • Lookout Mountain Conservatory, Senior Intern
  • Magnet Theater
  • Quicken Loans, Mortgage Banker
Graduate Schools & Programs
  • Florida State Univeristy, Library and Information Science, Masters
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • University of Pittsburgh, East Asian Studies, Masters

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