Careers and Graduate Success in International Studies

Maybe you want to work in foreign service, the Peace Corps, U.S. intelligence agencies, international organizations, multinational corporations, non-governmental “think tanks” or foundations, or religious organizations with international programs. No matter what you want to do in this increasingly interconnected world, from business, to journalism, to teaching, a broad international perspective can help.

Sample career titles include:

  • International Relations Specialist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Diplomat
  • Director of International Communication/PR
  • Humanitarian Relief Worker
  • International Lawyer
  • Professor of International Studies
  • College International Student Advisor


Recent International Studies alumni include:

  • Andrew Kightlinger ’08, currently pursuing an MFA in Film Production at Boston University
  • Heidi Reinders '07, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, San Francisco, CA
  • Cat Havumaki '06, Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa