Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs, Public Policy, Security

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As an International Studies graduate, you will develop a broad historical and cultural knowledge to engage in critical international conversations to pursue a more just and humane world. Whether you work as a Foreign Service officer or as a local policy analyst, your political, economic, and language skills gained in the INST program will help you finding a meaningful and successful career. 

Examples of jobs and employers reported by International Studies alumni

  • Assistant Director (security and strategy), The Brookings Institute), 
  • Analyst (Doing Business Team), World Bank
  • Foreign Service Officer (Beijing, China), U.S. State Department
  • Country Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Policy Analyst/Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco

How your degree prepares you for positions in these fields

Explore other career pages

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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.

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!

 

Contact Us

Felipe Murtinho, PhD
Director
Casey 310-18
206.296.2088
murtinhf@seattleu.edu

Reine Mages
Administrative Coordinator
Casey 310
206.296.2487
magesr@seattleu.edu
 


Student Executive Council (SEC) Representative
INST-SEC@seattleu.edu