Careers & Outcomes

The major and minor in East Asian Studies (EAS) provide students with analytical, cultural, and linguistic skills that are crucial on the highly competitive global market and in an increasingly interconnected world.  Students who graduate from Washington University with a major in East Asian Studies pursue a wide range of career trajectories in business, education, government, law, and medicine.  In business, recent graduates have utilized language and cultural skills to build careers at a Silicon Valley start-up venture capital group, at long-established companies like IBM, and at a drama streaming company in Korea.  In education, former EAS majors have taught in Korea and for Teach for America.  Other graduates have pursued careers in the Pentagon.  Many of our graduates continue their education in graduate programs in international studies, law, and medicine

Career Center

Register for Career Link

CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and portfolios.

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Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

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Using your training

An undergraduate or graduate degree in East Asian Studies is excellent preparation for many careers. Our graduates have found success in a wide range of fields, including the art, diplomacy, public health, finance, and academia. Within six months of graduation, 91% of reporting graduates secured employment or continued their education. 

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What our alumni are up to now

Post-grad employers:

Capital One
Selkirk Auctioneers and Appraisers
U.S. Federal government
Vinotai, Inc
Washington University in St. Louis
Wigdor LLP
Yeungjin College

Internships (pre and post-grad):

Dramafever/Red Alder
National Security Agency
Techtronic Industries Company LTD.
Tervis Tumbler
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington University in St. Louis
Xceed Technologies


keep in touch

Are you a prospective student interested in learning more about careers? Or an EAS graduate with news to share? We want to hear from you!

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