Health Professions and Social Work

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Examples of jobs and employers reported by International Studies alumni

  • Clinical social worker, Swedish Hospital
  • Health Educator, San Luis Obispo County Community Action Partnership
Karina Smyth

Associate Clinical Social Worker, Family Health Care Network, Inc., CA

My INST undergraduate degree taught me how to critically examine the impacts of my work and of the profession - a necessity in working within social work systems. I was drawn to social work because it is a broad field, yet remains intrinsically focused on the principle of challenging social injustice.

Karina Smyth International Studies Graduate

How your degree prepares you for positions in these fields

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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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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

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