International Studies

Careers in International Studies

Several avenues of business and government offer employment opportunities for international affairs majors. These include:

  • Economic Analysis
  • Foreign Service
  • Government Agencies
  • International Business
  • International Law

The University's Career Services Center assists students in their search for employment by offering individual career counseling sessions, by conducting an annual workshop series on interviewing and resume writing techniques, and by maintaining an educational, vocational, and employer information resource center. Over 100 nationally known companies visit the campus annually to interview graduating seniors for positions in business and industry. Many students begin working with the Career Services Center during their freshman year to develop a personal career plan.

Graduate Success

Graduates of the program are prepared to work in:

  • International offices and agencies of the United States and United Nations, including the Foreign Service.
  • Cultural institutions operating in an international and multilingual setting.
  • Domestic and foreign companies doing business globally.
  • Think tanks doing research in international relations.
  • Non-governmental and non-profit organizations addressing global and development issues.

The program also provides excellent preparation for pursuing a law degree or MBA, as well as graduate work in international studies, international law and diplomacy, political science, history or economics.