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2023 In-Demand Careers


Job functions and career paths in international affairs are anything but static. And the knowledge and skill sets demanded by these professions is continuously evolving. For early- and mid-career professionals who are eager to work in international affairs and address large-scale and global challenges, there is no better preparation than graduate school.

Faculty and staff at universities stay abreast of workforce developments through connections with influential professionals in every sector. Universities’ partnerships with those individuals and the organizations where they work result in a multitude of benefits for students and are critical for developing the next generation of global leaders.

For one, feedback from this network helps universities continuously adapt their degree program curricula according to the latest trends, technology, and required skill sets. What’s more, these partner organizations provide students with experiential learning opportunities, from fieldwork to case competitions to immersive projects. This results in graduates who are well prepared to adapt to professional challenges and thrive in the workforce.

This FP Guide takes a close look at today’s in-demand professions in international affairs and how universities are preparing graduate students for a fulfilling and successful career in their chosen field.

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Graduates Gain a Competitive Edge with Experiential Learning Opportunities

Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas Experiential Learning Locally and Globally Jump-Starts In-Demand Careers

Rice University, School of Social Sciences Growing Energy Sector Offers Myriad Job Opportunities

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

The Fletcher School at Tufts University Alumni Tackle Major Issues Across Sectors, From Climate to Technology Policy

Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service Jobs in Political Risk, Government, and Intelligence Intrigue Students



Top Photos: (left to right) Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service (flags, handshake), Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas (student/mountains, seated man), Rice University, School of Social Sciences (class/computer screen), The Fletcher School at Tufts University (group)

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