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Career readiness

A degree in International Studies makes you career-ready by practicing the skills and competencies that employers and organizations are looking for. Find out more.

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Career pathways

Our International Studies degree prepares you for a wide and flexible range of careers on graduating. Find out what career pathways are common among our alumni. 

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Graduate study

Our International Studies degree prepares you for further studies in a variety of disciplines. Find out what our graduates have gone on to study.

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Explore these resources to apply for jobs and graduate school.

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After graduation, International Studies majors from SU leverage their knowledge and experience to get jobs in Seattle and beyond in global development, international business and trade, diplomatic service, law, social services, education, and communications. International Studies graduates are working at the following places:

  • Program coordinator, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Research and Impact Officer, Global Partnerships
  • Assistant Director, The Brookings Institute
  • Analyst, World Bank
  • Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Policy Analyst/Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco
  • Vice President, West Bank
  • Manager, Alaska Airlines
  • International Program Manager, Amazon
  • Adventure guide, Trek Travel
  • SUN School Coordinator, Latino Network
  • Clinical social worker, Swedish Hospital
  • Health Educator, San Luis Obispo County
  • Community Action Partnership
  • Associate Producer, The Futuro Media Group
  • Program & Communications Associate, Seattle International Foundation

Connect with our Career Engagement Office

The Career Engagement Office helps you in your career exploration, discovery of experiential learning opportunities, job search, interview preparation, and more. Check it out!

Alumni Stories

"I learned to respectfully relate with people from other cultures, while adapting to their social norms." Ruth Yohannes '19

Contact Us

Felipe Murtinho, PhD
Casey 310-18

Reine Mages
Administrative Coordinator
Casey 310

Student Executive Council (SEC) Representative

Photo credits

Career readiness - David Green, INST; Career pathways - Howard Gees/flickr - CC BY 2.0; Library - Martin Pettitt/Flickr CC-BY 2.0