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Asian Studies

As an Asian studies major, you will learn about the languages and literatures, religions, societies and cultures of East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, with courses in most of the disciplines of the social sciences and the humanities.

Sample Courses

  • Contemporary Chinese Popular Culture
  • Islam in Asia
  • Indian Meditational Texts
  • Vietnamese History

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2014-2018 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive; rather, they are a sampling of the data. 
"Other" includes time off, travel, volunteer experiences, and/or preparing for graduate school.
If you would like more information, please email as_careers@cornell.edu

More than 3/4 of 2014-2018 Asian Studies graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

57% of the Class of 2014-2018 Asian Studies graduates completed the survey. n = 35

Below, you will find:

  • Top Employment Sectors
  • Where Graduates Work
  • Top Graduate Fields
  • Where Graduates Study

Top Employment Sectors

  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Communications/Media
  • Law
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Government
  • Hospitality

Where 2014-2018 Asian Studies Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
21c Media Group Digital Coordinator
Ab Initio Field Consultant
Atlantic Media Editorial Fellow
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Equity Research Analyst
Broadway Technology Software Developer
Burger King Corporation Analyst
Central Bank of Malaysia Associate Analyst
Cushman & Wakefield

Professional Real Estate Program Associate

Elite Scholars of China Education Consultant
Epic Systems Technical Services
EY Consultant
Goldman Sachs Investment banking Analyst
Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Associate
Hauser & Wirth Administrative Intern
ICBC Asia Asset and Liability Department Trainee
Intertrust Resources Management Limited Internship Trainee
LINE Service Planning Manager
Sidley Austin LLP Legal Assistant
Sotheby's Sotheby's Traineeship
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox Patent Clerk
Teach for China Fellow (2)

 

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • Government
  • Industrial & Labor Relations
  • Business Administration
  • Law
  • Counseling Psychology
  • East Asian Studies
  • Management

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MA
  • MS
  • PhD
  • JD

Where 2014-2018 Asian Studies Graduates Study

  • Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Cornell University
  • HEC Paris
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of Connecticut
  • Wake Forest University