What Can I Do With an AMER Degree?

Students in American Culture and Literature develop skills that are useful in a wide variety of pursuits. In addition to learning about American history, politics, literature, and culture, students also develop the following skills:

  • Effective oral communication
  • Strong writing skills
  • Critical thinking and analytical reasoning
  • Ability to apply knowledge to real-world settings
  • Ethical judgment and decision making
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems

The interdisciplinary nature of the AMER program means it opens doors in a wide range of sectors. We take pride in preparing our students for whatever their future career goals may be, whether that is in the public or private sector, the teaching profession or corporate life, the arts or technical fields.

Types of jobs our students have gone on to have included

  • Teaching English at private schools and universities in Turkey after receiving pedagogical training
  • Consulting at educational consultancy firms
  • Working in media and advertising

Our students have found employment at

  • The US Embassy and the United Nations
  • Bloomberg
  • Doğuş Group
  • World Energy Council
  • Elliott Mann
  • ETSGlobal
  • Koç Holding
  • Language Center International
  • Novartis
  • T.C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In addition to going on to graduate programs in Bilkent’s departments of Political Science, History, and Turkish Literature, our students have gone on to graduate study at major universities and institutions in Europe and the United States, including

  • Brandeis University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Gottingen
  • Harvard University
  • Heidelberg University
  • Graduate Institute of Geneva
  • University College London

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