As an International Studies student or alumnus/a, you can always access professional advice from:
The following resources provide additional information for making informed decisions about your future career.
Career paths for INST graduates are flexible, rather than fixed: you may start your career in one sector and seamlessly move to another. The multi-disciplinary nature of the major means you always have career options.
Good old-fashioned networking continues to be one of the best ways of getting a job.
You can also look for jobs via these online resources:
See this document for more information on how to choose a program, how to apply to grad school, and the application timeline [pdf]
Each program/school has different recommendation letter expectations, but generally they ask for 3-4 letters from your college professors. Here is what you need to know:
Most personal statement prompts ask three basic questions: Who are you (the subtext: why the program should accept you)? Why do you want a career in this particular field? Why is this program well-suited to your interests and goals?