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2022 In-Demand Careers

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THE NOVEL CHALLENGES presented by climate change, rising inequality, a growing refugee crisis, war in an era of rampant disinformation, and a number of additional modern trends and unprecedented events demand different skill sets of aspiring world leaders. The urgency of such issues has multiplied the need for professionals with expertise in related fields.

Graduate education staff and faculty anticipate these needs and continuously adapt their degree-program curricula to ensure students have the tools, access, and network to develop the skills that will serve them well in their career. Virtual and in-person classroom instruction is supplemented with hands-on experiential learning through activities like fieldwork, internships, and real-world projects with partner corporations.

What’s more, graduate schools offer extensive career guidance, résumé and interview workshops, and a host of professional networking opportunities to support students in securing employment within a short period of graduation. 

Leaders from prominent universities were interviewed for this special career-focused FP Guide. They share context for recent employment trends and discuss some of the most in-demand—and highly desired—careers for aspiring global leaders, as well as the complementary master’s degree programs that are preparing students for these important roles.

University of Notre Dame, Keough School of Global Affairs 
Emphasis on Fieldwork, Career Guidance Prepares Students for Post-Graduate Opportunities

Yale University, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Real-World Project Immerses Students in How-to of International Development

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Current Trends Present New Career Opportunities in the Private Sector

George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government
Robust Career Networking Allows Students to Tap into Alum Expertise

Carnegie Mellon University, Institute for Politics and Strategy
Marrying Technology and International Relations for Today’s Job Market

University of Arkansas, Clinton School of Public Service
Highly Engaged Faculty, High-Impact Projects Create International Opportunities

UC San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy
Grads Look for Remote Work and Socially Responsible Employers

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Training Leaders in Public Health Has Never Been More Important

Texas A&M University, The Bush School of Government & Public Service
Integrative Approach and Strong Network Prepare Grads for Successful Careers

The Citadel
A Program for Those Aspiring to Work in the Intelligence Community

Tufts University, The Fletcher School
Grads Work on Trending Issues: Technology Policy, Climate Change, Refugees


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