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Career Opportunities in International Relations

Many students ask "What type of job could I get with a degree in International Relations?"  The answer depends on your choice of specialization, interests, experiences, and skills.  The discipline of International Relations studies GLOBAL issues, creating a literal world of opportunity.  Your task, as a scholar, is to define your area of expertise and map out how YOU want to make a difference.  Do you want to study the military and terrorism as they influence foreign policy creation and peace?  Are you interested in the role international organizations play in agenda-setting and the creation of international norms?  Do you think culture and society are the key drivers for current events?  Do you want to work in the public sector for the government or governmental organizations, in the private sector for a multinational corporation, bank, or firm, or in the non-profit sector for a non-governmental organization or research institute?  Whatever your personal philosophy, opportunities abound.  Click below to learn more about opportunities you can pursue. 

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Our alumni are doing amazing things all over the world.  Here is a sampling of where some of our graduates have gone in recent years:

Intercultural Communication
Academia Columbus Playa del Carmen
AMIDEAST
CEDEI
Education First
Isobar Turkey
U.S. Department of State

International Law and Organization
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Human Rights Foundation
Inter-American Development Bank
International Organization for Migration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Labor
United Nations
Vital Voices

International Political Economy
ABT Associates
Chemonics International
Conservation International
Deutsche Bank
Environment and Geographic Science
GE
Goldman Sachs
Ford Foundation
PATH
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Population Services International
U.S. Agency for International Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Department of Transportation
William J. Clinton Foundation
World Bank

International Security and Diplomacy
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
National Defense University
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of Transportation
Women in International Security Israel


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