Comparative Literature

Please visit the Department of Comparative Literature for more information about this major/concentration at Princeton University.

Post-Graduation Plans of Recent Comparative Literature Majors

Full-Time Employment

  • Teacher - Teach For America, Houston, TX
  • Translator - Semantis, Paris, France
  • Research Associate - Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
  • Associate - Taurus Education, Shanghai, China
  • Paralegal - Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Paris, France
  • Junior Associate - FTI Consulting, New York, NY
  • Digital Marketing - Group SJR, New York, NY
  • Marketing Track Program - L'Oreal USA, New York, NY
  • GEE Officer - Peace Corps, Mauritania
  • Stiletto Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA

1-2 Year Post-Grad Options

  • External Affairs Director (Princeton Project 55), Chicago, IL
  • Fellow - Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Arlington, VA
  • Teacher (Princeton in Asia) - Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Program Assistant (Princeton Project 55) - World Faiths Development Dialogue, Washington, DC

Graduate and Professional School

  • M.A., Education - Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • M.P.H., Epidemiology - University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • M.D. - University of Kansas School of Medicine, Lawrence, KS
  • M.A., Journalism - City University of New York, New York, NY
  • J.D. - Columbia University, New York, NY
  • M.A., Comparative Literature - Dartmouth College, Hanover, MA
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Ph.D., Art History - Columbia University, New York, NY
  • J.D./L.L.M., International Law - Duke University, Durham, NC

Internships of Recent Comparative Literature Majors

  • Advertising/Sales Intern - Conde Nast (Bon Appetit Magazine), New York, NY
  • Intern - Creative Development - Cross Creek Pictures, Los Angeles, CA
  • Editorial Intern - Time Magazine, New York, NY
  • Intern - U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, New York, NY
  • Summer Research Fellow - Ketchum PR, New York, NY
  • Management Intern - Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York, NY
  • Bookstore Assistant - Wolverine Farm Publishing, Fort Collins, CO
  • Student - Princeton in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Summer Service Intern - The Wright Foundation, Newark, NJ

Resources and Information Online

Professional Associations

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