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South and Southeast Asian Studies (BA)

Career prospects

And then you will have your degree in South and Southeast Asian Studies and will be ready to find a job! Do you enjoy coordinating? Would you like to work in marketing? Or do you prefer writing and editing? South and Southeast Asian Studies alumni find work where they perform all these tasks in practice.

These skills will help you

As a South and Southeast Asian Studies graduate you will have developed not only strong academic skills, but also resourcefulness, the ability to work independently, intercultural abilities, and skills in verbal and written communication. These skills will greatly enhance your appeal for future employers. If you also gained relevant work experience during your studies, this will help you find the job of your dreams even faster.

Our job market survey shows that 29% of our graduates find a job within two months, and 43% find a job at HBO or academic level immediately.

What will your professional field be?

Your degree in South and Southeast Asian Studies makes you an attractive candidate for a variety of potential employers. For example, you could work in communication and marketing, IT, the public sector or the travel industry.

  • 26 % Government and semi-government organisations
  • 11 % IT
  • 9 % Communication
  • 9 % Education
  • 7 % Banking
  • 6 % Research
  • 6 % Wholesale and retail
  • 4 % Media and journalism
  • 3 % Business services
  • 2 % Information management
  • 17 % Other

Source: Job market survey 2020 among graduates Area Studies 2016-2019. Career Service Humanities.

Where do our alumni work?

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Aspen Institute Mexico
  • University of Melbourne
  • Ahold

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