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For Alumni

We invite Ohio State graduates to stay connected with the Middle East Studies Center through our forum and social media in order to find career opportunities, build connections, and gain valuable career resources. 

The MESC hopes to help students along their journeys through an academic setting and beyond, into the workplace. Please connect with us on LinkedIn for career-specific updates open to the community. Additionally, we update our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with exciting events and opportunities. As many events are online webinars and open to alumni, we invite anybody interested in the Middle East to follow along. 

The Forum

  • The Middle East Studies community meets monthly, usually in a hybrid setting
  • We intend to connect students, faculty, scholars, and alumni over our shared interest
  • During these forums, we share research projects, stories, and resources
  • Sign up for the forum listserv here

Affiliated Faculty

  • The MESC connects faculty from across the university into one learning community
  • Alumni can network with our affiliated faculty, finding valuable mentors


  • Podcast: We are honored to host OSU faculty, scholars, and alumni on our Keys to Understanding the Middle East podcast. Check it out on YouTube!
  • Blog: We post informational stories about current issues and exciting updates in the field. 
  • Community events: We are happy to host or co-sponsor events

Note: Feel free to email mesc@osu.edu if you're interested in participating or sharing your work.


  • The MESC is a member of several national and international associations
  • These associations provide our community with research tools, library access, language programs, and more
  • Learn more about our community associations here