Jewish Studies

Please visit the Jewish Studies major page for more information about this major/concentration at the University of Virginia.

Field of Study: The study of the history, sociology, religion (Judaism), and culture of the Jewish diaspora in Israel.

Post-Graduate Occupations of Past Jewish Studies Majors

  • Researchers
  • Teachers
  • Economists
  • Marketing Executives
  • Rabbis
  • Counselors
  • Professors
  • Musicians

Professional Associations

Build Your Resume

Don't forget to pursue opportunities outside of your schoolwork. Your major is one of many lenses you might use to look at possible careers.  Explore UVA Career Center resources on internships, externships, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities. Actively participating in these experiences can help clarify current goals and future interests, while building skills that employers want. Below are some ideas on how you can enhance your resume:

  • Consider pursuing a graduate degree
  • Complete a Rabbinical Program
  • Seek campus leadership positions
  • Volunteer to help a faculty member with research
  • Take supplementary courses of interest
  • Take training opportunities in humanitarian services
  • Develop fundraising skills
  • Learn Hebrew
  • Consider studying abroad in Israel
  • Gain experience through relevant jobs and internships
  • Develop your writing and editing skills

More to Explore

Schedule a virtual or phone appointment through Handshake, or by calling the UVA Career Center at 434-924-8900 M-F from 8am-5pm.

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