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What Can I do With a Minor in Indigenous Nations Studies?

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Places of Employment

Indigenous Nations Studies minors develop skills that are highly valued by employers. These skills include: critical thinking, research, analysis, oral/written communication, presentation, & problem solving skills. Students and alumni may find employment in government agencies, nonprofits, educational institutions, and businesses depending on their skills and experience. Internships or relevant part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding employment.

The following list of employers and job titles was derived from Advising and Career Services' jobs database where employers indicated an interest in recruiting students minoring in Indigenous Nations Studies. This list does not reflect all potential places of employment or kinds of jobs for Indigenous Nations Studies minors. This list does not reflect current openings.

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Advising & Career Services' Resources

Advising & Career Services has a variety of resources to help students explore potential career fields. These resources include information about typical responsibilities, qualifications, career paths, job outlook, salary, and related careers.

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Vocational Biographies

Vocational Biographies describes the career success stories of 1001 real people. Search by career title, keyword, topic, and career cluster. Username: portland su and pass code: 3w9n

  • Ethnohistorian
  • High School Math Teacher
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Natural Resources Specialist
  • Environmental Attorney
  • Family Resource Coordinator
  • Community Health Education Coordinator
  • Small Business Advisor
  • Economic Development Director

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Professional Associations

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Internet Sites with Career-Related Information for Majors/Minors in Indigenous Nations Studies

Graduate Programs in Indigenous Nations Studies

Law Schools with Specialized Law Programs (just a few of many):

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Places of Employment

A minor in Indigenous Nations Studies helps students develop transferable skills that are valued by employers. These skills include: research, analysis, writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, synthesis, problem solving, and cultural sensitivity. Students and alumni may find employment in business, government, nonprofits, social services, and educational institutions depending on their skills and experience. Internships or relevant part-time jobs may be a prerequisite to finding employment.

Internet Sites with Job Listings

  • Native American Jobs.com — "Native American Jobs.com is a site dedicated to being your link to diversity & indigenous employment, career minded individuals looking for Employment & Careers in Native American Communities, on or near Indian Reservations and Urban Native American communities with Tribal Nations and Non-Tribal Companies."
  • Indian Country TodayJob postings.

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Miscellaneous

Department of Indigenous Nations Studies — Portland State University

PSU Advising & Career Services greatly appreciates Professor Tom Biolsi's suggestions for this page of resources.

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