ADST offers a broad course of interdisciplinary study relating to Africans, people of African descent, and the context of the African Diaspora. Drawing on diverse methodologies and disciplinary formations, ADST teaches students to think analytically and critically about global Black experiences across space and time. ADST also trains students to make intellectual connections among global, national, and local contexts. Building on the university's strengths in the social sciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities, ADST provides an intellectual center for teaching, research, and public service that prepares students to function effectively in a multicultural society and diverse international environments.
Students graduating with a degree in ADST are amply prepared with the cultural resources and tools needed to pursue most professional careers. Recent graduates have enrolled in graduate school, launched for-profit and not-for-profit businesses, and conducted relief work in various African countries. Others have pursued professional careers in medicine, social work, and law.
Nonprofit: Administration, Program Management, Policy Analysis, Research, Advocacy, Cultural Resources, Grants Administration, Development
Business: Administration/Management, Advertising, Human Resources, Public Relations, Sales/Marketing, Writing/Editing, Banking, Broadcast Journalism
Education: Teaching, Research, Administration
Government: Administration, Research, Museum Conservation, Policy Analysis, Urban Planning, Legislative Compliance Review, Cultural Resource Management, Program Management
Museum and Archives Management, Curatorship, Conservation, Research, Education, Development, Preservation
Two courses are available to assist Tulane students through all phases of their college-to-career experience:
1. College Majors and Career Choice focuses on career development and the decision-making process along with exploration of academic majors and careers. Although all students are eligible to enroll, this course is designed for students in their first and second years who are in the process of exploring and defining academic and career goals. In this course, students will:
2. Job and Internship Search targets students who are actively seeking (or soon will be seeking) internship and job opportunities. In this course, students will:
Whether you are searching for an internship or your first job, it is a time consuming process that can be both complicated and a little discouraging at times. But once you commit to starting your search, Tulane can help. The success of your career search is directly proportional to the learning, effort and strategy that you put into it. Remember to stay positive and to stay focused during your search! The most effective job searches start at least two semesters before you graduate and internship searches should start as soon as your freshman year.
1. DEFINE YOUR STORY
Start your job/internship search with YOU! You need to understand your strengths and develop materials (resume, cover letter and email, LinkedIn profile and elevator speech) to market your abilities to employers.
2. IDENTIFY YOUR TARGET
3. GATHER YOUR TOOLS
4. IMPLEMENT YOUR PLAN
5. GO THE EXTRA MILE
LinkedIn membership can be an excellent networking tool and resource for your career. Join LinkedIn and network with 40,000+ Tulane alumni through various alumni, industry and regional groups. Begin your LinkedIn experience at the Tulane University LinkedIn Page. From there, you can explore groups and connections based on your career interests. Membership is free.
The UCAN Internship Exchange, founded in 1996, is one of the most comprehensive online internship databases, known for connecting organizations with a wide array of intern candidates. The database is shared among 21 of the most prestigious and elite universities in the United States, including Tulane University. Experience UCAN today by clicking below to create an account. **You MUST use your @tulane.edu email in order to register for UCAN. Alternate email accounts (gmail, hotmail, etc.) will not be accepted.**