Post-Graduate Data

Religious Studies

Religious Studies explores religious thought and practice in various historical, political, cultural, and social contexts in order to understand and interpret societies and cultures throughout the world. It fosters scholarly skills such as close reading (of texts, images, artifacts, and other social data), excellence in writing and verbal expression, interpretation of the past and present from multiple forms of evidence, and assessment of contemporary social issues. By exploring the public and private concerns that the study of religion highlights -- for example, the creation of community, the nature of the individual, suffering and death, notions of good and evil -- students discover new ways of engaging the complex world in which they live. As students examine religious activity in the Americas, South and East Asia, the Middle East and West Asia, Africa, and Europe, they not only learn about the formation and transmission of beliefs, behaviors, values, rituals, and identities but also come to understand how diverse peoples have expressed religious understandings of themselves and others through politics, institutions, conflicts, and spaces commonly recognized as secular.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.

2015

Employment

  • Education Assistant, The Frick Collection
  • Media Sales Associate, HomeAdvisor
  • National Crew Leader, Student Conservation Association
  • Paralegal, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Research Assistant - Religious Studies, Brown University
  • Sales, Take the Interview

Graduate School

  • University of California, Berkeley, MA, Asian Studies
  • University of Chicago Divinity School, M.Div., Philosophy of Religion
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, JD

2014

Employment

  • Coordinator, At-Risk Youth Mentor Programs, AmeriCorps - The Center for Justice, Fordham Law School
  • Corps Member, AmeriCorps - City Year
  • Customer Relations, The Owner's Forum
  • IT Support Technician, Providence Equity Partners
  • Marketing Associate, PerkSpot
  • Quality Assurance, Epic
  • Sales Representative, Runa LLC
  • Trader, Trillium Trading

Graduate School

  • Brown University, MA, Religious Studies
  • Columbia University GSAS, MA, Sociology

Fellowships

  • Princeton in Asia Fellowship

2013

Employment

  • Acting Program Director for Teacher Education, Breakthrough Providence
  • Corps Member/Teacher, Teach For America
  • English Teacher, Ameson Education & Cultural Exchange Foundation
  • Executive Assistant, RD3 Marketing
  • Marketing Director, Diane Cotton Jewelry
  • Organizer, Providence Student Union
  • Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture Extension Agent, Peace Corps

Graduate School

  • Harvard Divinity School, MTS, Theological Studies
  • University of Chicago Divinity School, MA, Religious Studies

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Fellowship

2012

Employment

  • Analyst, Deutsche Bank
  • Corps Member, Teach for America
  • Intern, Intelligence Squared
  • Intern, Keynote, a Division of Campus Crusade for Christ
  • Processing Clerk, Farmington Public Library
  • Sales Engineer, Citrix Systems, Inc.

Graduate School

  • Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD
  • Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD
  • University of Chicago, M.Div, Religion
  • University of Texas Science Cente rHouston
  • Yale University School of Law, JD

Fellowships

  • Dorot Fellowship in Israel
  • Fulbright Fellowship