So I'm an African American Studies Major, Now What?
Undergraduates in the African American Studies department will learn about and develop an appreciation for the multicultural dimension of American society through a unique curricula focusing on: politics, urbanization, religion, history, sociology/ welfare, psychology, African history/ politics and gender equality. To learn more visit the Department of African-American Studies website.
Where Do My People Work?
Common Career Tracks
- According to LinkedIn, SJSU African American Studies majors commonly work in education, community and social services, and media and communications. Common employers include College Track and Lam Research.
- Learn about the different career tracks on What Can I Do With My Major?
- Research job titles at O*Net - Career Information Database.
- Research job statistics at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Where Do I Look for Opportunities?
Job, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities
Check SJSU Handshake, SJSU's job and internship database exclusively for students.
General Job/Internship Boards
- USAJobs / Pathways Internships for Students/Recent Grads
- County of Santa Clara / Internships / Volunteer
- City of San Jose / Volunteer
How Can I Get Involved?
- African American Society of Mentors Organization
- African American Commencement Committee
- Black Scholars Society
- Black Student Union
- Collegiate 100 Black Men of Silicon Valley
How Can I Increase My Chances of Succeeding?
Job Search Tips
- Research company reviews, salaries, interviews, & benefits on Glassdoor.
- For more resources check out Education, Political Science, History, Sociology, and Psychology.