Russian Area Studies

Beyond HWS

Russian Area Studies graduates do it all. They pursue graduate degrees and careers in law, international development, finance, higher-ed administration, government, technology, and yes, Russian language and literature.

Here are some places our grads have worked and studied:

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Overseas Strategic Consulting
U.S. Department of Defense (Dept. of the Air Force)
U.S. Department of State
MIT Skoltech Initiative

Graduate Schools
Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Columbia University Teachers College
Georgetown University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Northeastern University
Simmons College
University of Colorado Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School



Tara Edlund Scott '04

Russian Area Studies major; History minor

Tara Edlund Scott '04

"Immediately after graduation I worked for Frank Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps facilitate international adoptions from Russia and Kazakhstan. As a program manger, I used my Russian to manage files and documents about orphanages and children waiting to be adopted. Currently, I work for the Defense Department as an analyst cover issues related to Russia. I like contributing to U.S. policy formulation for the Former Soviet Union."


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