The Master’s programme in American Studies academically prepares students for a range of careers. Graduates of this internationally oriented programme will be skilled in analysing cultural interaction processes and well prepared for policymaking positions in international institutions and corporations that have close ties with the United States or need to keep abreast of developments in American society and culture. They will also be well prepared for advisory or management positions in public institutions in which cultural diversity or multicultural communication play an important role. With their knowledge of the interaction between cultural and social interests in the United States, graduates will be well equipped for advisory and management positions in governmental and non-governmental organisations, political institutions and interest groups. They will also be eligible for positions with research, private businesses, international agencies, and educational and cultural institutions.
In addition, due to their thorough understanding of the influence of written and visual mass media and their ability to gather information from diverse sources, graduates will be eligible for a career as a journalist or in editorial positions for newspapers, magazines, television and radio. Their literary and multidisciplinary background, and the emphasis of the programme on oral and written proficiency, will also make them eminently suitable for positions in publishing.
At De Uithof you can find the Loopbaancentrum (Career centre), part of the Student Services. Read more about the workshops
they offer. (In Dutch)