One great resource to explore career fields in your major is the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network. Alumni are glad to speak with you about their careers. Try searching by major (Asian Studies) or by career field (Business, Government, Non-Profit, Education) and see what some alumni Asian Studies majors are doing. Here are examples of career destinations of alumni Asian Studies majors:
Business Operations Coordinator, Microsoft Corporation
Public Safety Manager, Seattle Chinatown International District
English Teacher, Kookje (South Korea)
Assistant Language Teacher, Jet Program
Lecturer, NgeeAnn Polytechnic (Singapore)
Research Assistant, Economic Policy Institute
Research Potential Careers
Research will give you confidence in your career choice and provide you with the competitive edge when job searching. Career and Employment Services has numerous materials to help you in this process.
Check out some of the titles in the Career Resource Library in Howarth 101:
- Careers in International Affairs
- In the Know in Japan
- Inside a U.S Embassy
One of the most powerful tools for investigating career options is informational interviewing. Informational interviewing provides the means to meet people in the career fields which interest you. To find people to interview start with those people you know and list your natural network of contacts:
- Family and their Friends
- Friends and their Family
- Volunteer affiliations such as clubs, church, and community organizations
- Puget Sound Alumni
- Professionals in the Community
You will gain valuable information to help in deciding your major and possible career path. Also, you will begin to develop networking contacts for your future job search. Since only about 10 percent of existing jobs are filled through want ads, learning to network is a critical skill for a successful career search. At CES we can help you hone your networking skills.
Investigate Internship Possibilities
Below are some examples of the internship possibilities listed in Career and Employment Services. See the internship coordinator to learn howinternships may be linked to your academic program for credit.
International Trade and Marketing Research
Department of Agriculture
International Banking Intern
Office of Administration & Development
Asian Pacific Cultural Center
Job Search Tools
There are numerous tools available to aide you in finding a job, both on the internet and in Career and Employment Services. With Career andEmployment Services behind you, you've got the tools you need when it comes to looking for a job.