International Development, Humanitarian Work, Advocacy, Social Justice

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International Studies graduates are well positioned to take jobs in fields related to International Development and Humanitarian Assistance around the world. Not only do graduates have the cross-cultural competencies and experience learning another language to thrive in an international setting, many have also gained relevant work experience through research with professors and local and international internships. They are ready to work for local or international non-governmental organizations, service-delivery agencies, and the United Nations. 

Examples of jobs and employers reported by International Studies alumni

  • Program coordinator (financial services in Africa/Asia), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator of Global Programs, PATH
  • Research and Impact Officer, Global Partnerships
  • Academic Services Manager, Vietnamese Friendship Association

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!


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Felipe Murtinho, PhD
Casey 310-18

Reine Mages
Administrative Coordinator
Casey 310

Student Executive Council (SEC) Representative