Cody Wilson came to Purdue to study science, but a passion for helping people prompted him to change his major to sociology. Encouragement he received through the Old Masters program led Cody to participate in Teach for America and work with children in under-served communities.
Jewish Studies promotes an understanding of all aspects of Jewish life, culture, language, literature, religion, and history. As a multidisciplinary program, it is composed of faculty members from the Departments of Anthropology, English, Languages & Cultures, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology. Jewish studies offers instruction in both Biblical and Modern Hebrew.
Upon completion of the program, students majoring in Jewish Studies may choose to enter a field directly or indirectly-related to their studies. Possible careers include:
- Government/NGO/Non-profit Employment
- Program Director/Youth Director
- Community Organizer
- Graduate or Professional School
All Purdue University College of Liberal Arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to professional success: communicating and listening well, an understanding and appreciation of diverse points of view, creative thinking and problem solving, a collaborative mindset, the ability to synthesize complex ideas and communicate them clearly, and a Boilermaker work ethic.
Jewish Studies majors develop skills that are applicable to many different careers. These skills may include, but are not limited to:
- Understanding a diversity of ideas, objects, institutions, practices, and histories.
- Ability to plan, execute, and disseminate research findings from different vantage points.
- A global awareness through the social and political relationships that shape the world.
- A historical perspective on the continuing impact of religion upon culture.
Students in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies may choose to enter into the workforce using the skills they have acquired at Purdue or to attend graduate school upon completion of their degree. Past graduates have gone on to: