Post-Graduate Data

Middle East Studies

The concentration in Middle East Studies (MES) seeks to build a strong, interdisciplinary understanding of historical and contemporary issues within the Middle East, broadly defined. Requirements are intentionally flexible to accommodate the focused interests of students in understanding the diverse dynamics, histories, and societies of this region. A variety of courses from departments across the University, addressing subjects from antiquity to the present day, expose students to methods and materials of different disciplines and help them build a framework for understanding the Middle East in historical and contemporary context. Concentration requirements are structured around four major cornerstones: language, foundational knowledge and methods, multidisciplinary area studies, and research.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.

2017

Employment

  • Global Markets Analyst, Barclays
  • Research and Insights Analyst, The Advisory Board Company
  • Trip Leader, Overland Summers

Graduate School

  • JD
  • PhD

2016

Employment

  • Legislative Assistant, Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Private Wealth Management Analyst at Group Strategy Office, Mahindra, Morgan Stanley
  • Research Analyst, BMO Management Consulting
  • Research Intern, American Enterprise Institute

Graduate School

  • Brown University Alpert Medical School, MD
  • Harvard University Law School, JD

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • Presidential Internship Program, American University Cairo

2015

Employment

  • Analyst, Project Coordinator, Humanitarian Research Services
  • Associate Consultant, Bain & Company
  • Associate Media Planner, DigitasLBI
  • Business Analyst, Activate
  • Project Assistant, Atlantic Council
  • Research Assistant, Koc University
  • Teaching Fellow, Match Education

2014

Employment

  • Administrative Assistant, Sanford Heisler, LLP
  • Course Operations Specialist, Stanford University
  • Foundations & Program Liaison Associate, Human Rights Watch
  • Marketing Associate, PerkSpot
  • News Intern, Mashable
  • Recruitment Intern, Global Health Corps
  • Special Projects Assistant, Glamour
  • Summer Intern, The Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
  • Tutoring Fellow, Match Education and University of Chicago
  • U.S. Air Force Reserves

Graduate School

  • MD
  • New York University, MA, Middle East Studies

Fellowships

  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Fulbright Fellowship

2013

Employment

  • Advocacy Coordinator, American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
  • Associate, Boston Consulting Group
  • Product Marketing Manager, truBrain
  • Research Assistant, Global Public Policy Institute
  • Researcher, MapLight
  • Resident in Social Enterprise, New Sector Alliance

Fellowships

  • Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA)
  • Craig Cambridge Scholarship - U.S. Departnment of State
  • Fulbright Fellowship

2012

Employment

  • Business Analyst, McKinsey & Co.
  • Executive Assistant, World Savvy
  • Journalist, Television Broadcast Limited
  • Proposal Coordinator, Quadel Consulting Corporation

Graduate School

  • University of Texas-Austin, MA/MPP, Dual Masters Degree- Middle Eastern Studies and Global Policy Studies