What Can I Do With A Major In International Studies?
International Studies program provides students with the tools to follow and
assess current political and economic events and changes, while providing an
historical and cultural background, essential to understanding such events. As
the world becomes increasingly interconnected, an appreciation of different
cultures, as well as political and economic trends, is essential for graduates
to achieve professional and personal success. Employers are looking for
graduates with strong analytical skills who are able to understand and evaluate
the impact of political, economic, and cultural events. Government agencies,
international organizations, private corporations, non-profit groups, and
professional and trade organizations desire new employees who are capable of
working with a global perspective.
Visit CCSU’s International Studies Department webpage here.
Sample of Related Occupations
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
on Ethics and International Affairs
Council on Foreign Relations
Department of State, United States
The Foundation Center Jobs Corner
Foreign Policy Association
Global Gateway - Library of Congress
Government Accountability Office
Institute for Media, Peace and Security
International Affairs Forum
International Studies Association
Making the Difference.org
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Phi Beta Delta Honor Society
The United Nations (UN)
WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs
World Trade Organization
Internships, Co-ops and Employment
International studies majors may find
experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your
skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op
placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate
for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and
job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for international studies majors.
This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation
and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings,
please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and
co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Americorps/ASPIRA of Connecticut - Americorps/ASPIRACorps Member
Beekley Corporation - International Marketing Internship
ING - Customer Contact Center Representative, Bilingual Customer Contact Center Representative
Monte Saino Conservation Center - Conservation Volunteer
Pegasus Recruiting - English teacher for Schools in Korea
Sportika Export - Procurement and ERP Internship
State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management - Legislative Internship
The Hartford - Loss Control Internship
XL Capital Ltd. - Assistant Business Analyst