Career Opportunities for Majors in Jewish Studies


The Department of Jewish Studies offers a comprehensive examination of all aspects of the Jewish experience from an interdisciplinary perspective. The department addresses the historical, social, cultural, religious, and political life of Jews in the modern period and throughout the ages. Jewish Studies courses are open to all students. The Department of Jewish Studies draws on the Bildner Center's multitude of resources.

Jewish Studies as a major is versatile and helps develop useful skills anywhere. Your college major is only one of many variables to be considered when developing your career plans. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Advertising Account Exec. Editor/Writer Lobbyist
Archivist Employee Relations Specialist Market Research Specialist
Attorney Foreign Service Officer Museum Curator
Business Manager Foreign Student Advisor Nonprofit Administrator
CIA/FBI Agent Government Agency Admin Peace Corps Worker
Community Affairs Specialist Historic Site Administrator Politician
Conflict Resolution Specialist Human Resources Specialist Psychologist
Consultant Import/Export Specialist Public Administrator
Consumer Advocate International Banker Public Information Officer
Copy Writer International Conference Planner Public Policy Specialist
Corporate Trainer International Consutant Public Relations Specialist
Counselor International Relations Specialist Publications Specialist
Cultural Affairs Officer International Trade Specialist Translator
Customer Relations Rep Interpretor Travel Consultant
Customs/Immigration Officer Journalist Writer/Author

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Airlines/Airports Entertainment Firms Project Hope
American Friends Service Foundations Public Interest Groups
American Schools Abroad Historic Sites/Historical Societies Public Relations Firms
Amnesty Int'l. Hospitals Red Cross Int'l.
Archives Hotels/Restaurants/Resorts Retail Stores
Banks Int'l. Exchange Programs School Systems
Book Publishers Jewish Federations Social Service Agencies
CARE, Inc Law Firms Television/Radio Stations
Civic Organizations Libraries Travel Agencies
Clinics Manufacturing Firms United Nations
Colleges/Universities Museums World Health Organization
Consulting Firms Newspapers/Magazines YMCA/YWCA
Consumer Organizations Pan American Health Org.
Cultural Organizations Professional Associations
Government Agencies
Agency for Int'l. Development Immigration & Naturalization Service Office of Int'l. Education
Bureau of Export Admin. Int'l. Trade Administration Office of Int'l. Policy & Programs
Bureau of Int'l. Labor Affairs Library of Congress Peace Corps
Bureau of Intelligence & Research NJ Governor's Commission on Int'l. Trade Smithsonian Institution
CIA/FBI NJ Int'l. Trade Division Telecommunications Satellite Organization
Civil Rights Commission NJ Travel & Tourism Division U.S. Customs Service
Consumer Affairs Office National Endowment for the Humanities U.S. Department of State
Department of Commerce National Security Agency U.S. Information Agency
Foreign Commercial Service Office of Int'l. Affairs Voice of America
Foreign Service Office of Int'l. Coop. & Development

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Jewish Studies

Organization Job Title
Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Editors

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Jewish Studies

Dept. of Youth Activities (M.A.) Activities Coordinator
United Synagogue of Youth Activities Coordinator
The Temple-Tifereth Krael Assistant Principal
Goldman, Sachs & Co. Associate
Auhs Director of Admissions, UJF of MetroWest Clinical Coordinator
United Synagogue of America Education Director
MetLife Insurance Financial Modeling Consultant
Ray Catena Jaguar Internet Marketing Manager
Information Services, Venture Direct Worldwide Manager
Jewish Education Association Principal
Education, Ph.D. Rutgers University Graduate Student
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