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
Employers & Job Titles
  • Assistant, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
  • Corps Member, City Year
  • Digital Copywriter, Roundtable Learning
  • Freight Broker, National Logistics Freight
  • Program Manager, Amazon
  • Social Media Marketing Assistant, ProductionHUB
  • Wholesale Banking Risk Associate, Wells Fargo
Graduate Schools & Programs
  • Case Western Reserve University, Social Work, MSW
  • Emerson College, Creative Writing, MFA
  • Johns Hopkins University, Communication, MA