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University & College Career Services

ASC Center for Career and Professional Success

Career help for International Studies majors is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success.  Students can use these services during their undergraduate study and up to one year after graduation.

Career Counseling and Support Services

Where are you on your career path?  Let us help you take the next step. Career Counseling and Support Services offers individual career counseling, career assessments, career exploration, job/graduate school assistance, workshops and group counseling, and a career exploration course, ESCE 2272.


Going Global

Going Global is a feature available through Handshake. Once you have set up an account, you can access job and internship postings all over the world!  Tips on preparing a country-specific resume, information about cultural norms, and listings of companies are also provided.  You can also search jobs by major cities in the United States and Canada.

Access Going Global and the USA/Canada City Guides through your Handshake account

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Departmental Resources

International Studies maintains a library of publications totaling over 800 pages for students to consult when exploring careers and internships.  Students are encouraged to stop by the department office and look through our career resources.


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International Studies students are encouraged to complement their academic curriculum with the experiential learning provided by an internship[pdf].  Students can earn academic credit towards their major. 

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Professional Organizations

There are many routes to establishing a career path in the world of work.  It can be very helpful to forge contacts in the real world with professionals currently working in the field you wish to enter.  Joining such organizations and becoming an active member provides you with an opportunity to interact directly with established practitioners in your desired profession.

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Study and Intern Abroad

International travel can greatly enhance your resume.  The Office of International Affairs offers many types of study abroad programs including short-term, semester and year long programs, and internships. 

International Studies majors can use credit from these programs towards major requirements!  We have two new internships offered Summer 2014 to Dublin, Ireland and Geneva, Switzerland.

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Teach Abroad

Teaching abroad [pdf] after graduation is one way to transition to the world of work which benefits not only yourself but others.  Service to others makes the world a better place.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering [pdf] is an excellent way for students to enrich their resume or graduate school application.  Agencies and organizations all around the United States and the world seek the energy and enthusiasm of young adults.

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World of Work (Getting Started with Researching Jobs)

The World of Work [pdf] publication is a resource to get you started researching jobs.  This publication provides links to local, national and international agencies in the fields of Diplomacy, Humanitarian Assistance, Government and Security.



Add a Minor!

Consider adding a minor to your academic plan to enhance your credentials in a given field of study.  For example, those majoring in World Economy & Business might want to consider completing the Spanish Business minor in addition to a minor in General Business.  Another example is to add a Geographic Information Systems minor to your Security & Intelligence major.  Begin exploring the many minors offered through the College of Arts and Sciences!

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