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

Contact Us

East Asian Studies
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023

Michael S. Tangeman ’91

Associate Professor & Chair (East Asian Studies)

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