American Studies

American Studies seeks to understand the American experience as a whole and as a part of modern world history where one examines the diversity of cultures within the USA as well as the country's relationship with other nations.

SAMPLING OF CAREER PATHS: 

Business, public & private
Arts & Media Coordinator
Consultant
Ecologist
Employee Assistant Planner
Events Planner
Financial adviser
Labor Relations Specialist
Lawyer
Marketing Researcher
Mediator
Public Relations Agent
Real Estate Agent
Recruiter 
Special Events Marketer
Tour guide

Education

Admission Advisor
Curriculum Designer
Counselor 
Educator
Librarian
Professor
Teacher

Government
City Manager
Congressional Rep
Foreign Service Officer
Health Policy Maker
Lobbyist
Urban Planner/Administrator



Media

Film producer
Journalist
Reporter
TV Commentator

Museums
Archivist
Historical Preservationist
Museum Project Manager

Non-Profit
Activist
Affirmative Action Worker
Administrator, non-profit
Case Manager
Community Org. Director 
Cultural Resource Manager
Grant writer
Human Service Worker
Legal Advocate
Outreach Coordinator
Religious leader
Social Program Director
Social Science Analyst
Social Worker

WORK SETTINGS INCLUDE: 

Advertising agencies
Banks
Business 
Civil Rights Organization
Community organizations
Consulting firms Colleges/universities
Cultural Center
Governmental agencies 
Hospitals/clinics
Import/export firms
Law firms
Legislative offices
Libraries
Marketing firms



Museum/historical institution
Newspapers/magazines
Non-profit organizations
Own home/residence
Public/ private schools 
Public interest org.
Publishers
Radio/TV
Religious organizations
Research institutes
Scouting organizations
Travel agencies 
Urban renewal
Women centers

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

American Association for Affirmative Action: job listinhg
American Association for School Librarians: scholarships, job listing
American Civil Liberties Union: job listing under “Careers”
American Council of Learned Societies: Directory of 64 Constituent Societies, offers fellowships and grants
American Folklore Center: internship and jr. fellowships
American History Association: job listings for members, fellowships
American Public Human Service Association: with job bank
American Studies Association: internships, fellowships
Assoc. for Applied Community Researchers: job listing
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: college scholarships
Educators for Social Responsibility 
Federation of State Humanities Council
International Association for the Humanities: fellowships
Labor and Employment Relations Association: job listing
Museum on Main Street 
Multicultural Education, Training, and Advocacy 
National Association for Community Mediation 
National Association for Ethnic Studies:jobs, fellowships
National Association for Interpretation 
National Humanities Center: fellowships
National Initiative for a Network of Cultural Heritages 
National MultiCultural Institute 
Organization of American Historians: academic job listing
Partners for Sacred Places 
The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association 
Society of Federal Labor & Employee Relations Professionals : job listing for members
Society of Utopian Studies
United Farm Workers of America