2020 Launching a Career in International Affairs
IN A WORLD in flux, certain economic sectors and hot-button issues offer a consistent supply of jobs for today’s international affairs graduates.
Growing employment areas include climate policy, renewable energy, cybersecurity, gender analysis, and impact investing, plus nontraditional issues such as illicit finance and human trafficking. Many international relations graduate programs are enhancing their course offerings in these high-demand areas.
The graduate programs described here also offer practical ways for their students to prepare for their career. For instance, students can:
- Prepare a gap analysis of the job description requirements in fields of interest, to reveal what knowledge and skills they lack.
- Take workshops in practical skills, such as advanced Microsoft Excel, data visualization, writing policy memos, and leveraging social media for professional objectives.
- Go on group visits to employers in their target industry, in cities ranging from Hong Kong to Houston.
- Undergo a mock job interview that is a graded assignment.
In the 2020 FP Guide to Launching a Career in International Affairs, you will find more details about how some of these master’s degree programs are positioning their graduates for successful careers.
- 2020 Launching a Career in International Affairs
- Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
- Yale University, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
- University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
- Florida International University, Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
- George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government
- Arizona State University, School of Politics and Global Studies and McCain Institute
- University of Notre Dame, Keough School of Global Affairs
- Tufts University, The Fletcher School
- Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
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