The UVA Career Center is available to support Global Studies – Middle East and South Asia track students at any stage of their career paths, whether it’s career exploration, gaining experience, or applying and interviewing for opportunities.

Not sure where to begin? Here are some ideas that may help.


Where do Global Studies and Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures grads end up? (Examples from LinkedIn)

Graduate Schools:

University of Virginia: Batten's Accelerated Master of Public Policy; Master of Public Health (MPH); Master’s Degree, Religious Studies: History of Religions

University of Chicago: Master of Arts, Middle Eastern Studies

University of Virginia: Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies

University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Master of Science, Geography and Environmental Systems

University of St. Andrews: M.Litt, Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asian Security Studies

The Johns Hopkins University – Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies: Master of Arts, Energy, Resources, and Environment; International Economics

University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy: Master’s Degree, Leadership & Public Policy


First Jobs/Industries:

Research Assistant, The Sikh Institute

Business Analyst, Bulletin Intelligence

Legislative Intern, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security

Peace Corps, Environment Extension Volunteer (Mali)

Program Development Associate, TechnoServe

Paralegal, Unity House of Troy

Columnist, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

Global Human Resources Analyst, Bank of America

Development Assistant, Initiative for Global Development

Fiscal Analyst, North Carolina General Assembly


What to do if….


I’m completely uncertain

I have an interest, but don’t know where to go next

  • Check out internship or job postings in Handshake

  • Meet with a career counselor to determine if graduate school is right for you

  • Practice interview skills through a workshop or mock interview at the UVA Career Center