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What Can I Do With a Major in International Studies?

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Career Titles

  • Activities Coordinator
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Advertising Trainee
  • Affirmative Action Officer
  • Airport Customer Service Worker
  • Archivist
  • Associate Buyer
  • Associate Editor
  • Banking Associate
  • Bilingual Technical Writer
  • Campaign Aide/Organizer
  • Commodities Broker
  • Community Agency Administrator
  • Community Health Educator
  • Congressional Aide
  • Congressional Staff Member
  • Consular Assistant
  • Consultant/Cross Cultural Relations
  • Copy Editor
  • Counselor
  • Court Interpreter
  • Creative Director
  • Cross Cultural Trainer
  • Cultural Affairs Officer
  • Customs Officer
  • Diplomat
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • ESL Teacher
  • Export Documentation Agent
  • Export Manager
  • Export/Import Sales Manager
  • FBI / CIA Agent
  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • Foreign Area Specialist
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Film Specialist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Foundation Representative
  • Fund Raiser
  • Graphic Designer
  • Historian
  • Hotel Customer Service Representative
  • Humanitarian Relief Worker
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Immigration Officer
  • Import/Export Coordinator
  • Insurance Claims Adjuster
  • International Student Advisor
  • Intelligence Agent
  • Intelligence Research Specialist
  • International Bank Trainee
  • International Banker
  • International Business Specialist
  • International Buyer
  • International Conference Planner
  • International Hotel Manager
  • International Importer / Exporter
  • International Lawyer
  • International Money Transfer Specialist
  • International Public Administrator
  • International Relations Officer
  • International Student Advisor
  • International Trade Specialist
  • International Travel Counselor
  • Interpreter
  • Journalist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Language Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Aide
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Correspondent
  • Librarian
  • Linguistics
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing Trainee
  • News Correspondent
  • Nurse
  • Office Administrator
  • Overseas Service Agent
  • Peace Corps/VISTA Volunteer
  • Philanthropic Foundation Administrator
  • Photographer
  • Physician
  • Political Consultant
  • Political Scientist
  • Politician
  • Probate Para Legal
  • Professor
  • Program Assistant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Affairs Coordinator
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Public Relations Liaison
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Reporter
  • Researcher
  • Sales Coordinator
  • Sales Representative
  • Securities Broker
  • Shipping Broker
  • Social Welfare Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Study Abroad Advisor
  • Teacher
  • Tour Organizer
  • Trade Specialist
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent
  • Underwriter
  • United Nations Guide
  • University Administrator
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Writer/Author

Employers
  • Academic Journals
  • Armed Services
  • Banks                  
  • Business and Industry           
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Consulting Firms
  • Convention and Visitors' Bureau
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Commission
  • Department of Cultural Resources
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Immigration and Naturalization
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Domestic and Foreign Corporations
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Foreign News Agencies
  • Foundations
  • Government Agencies
  • Government Embassies
  • Health and Human Services
  • Hospitality and Tourism Industry
  • Import/Export Organizations
  • International Airlines
  • International Law Firm
  • International Marketing Firms
  • International Newspapers
  • International Organizations     
  • International Real Estate Firms
  • International Trade Firms
  • International Visitor's Councils
  • Local, State, Federal Government        
  • Magazines
  • Museums
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Security Council (NSC)
  • Nonprofit Organizations          
  • Overseas Dependents' Schools
  • Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
  • Political Campaign Headquarters
  • Public and Private Schools Abroad
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Relief Organizations
  • Religious Organizations
  • Research Institutions
  • Transportation Industry
  • Travel Agencies
  • Travel Industry        
  • TV Networks
  • United Nations
  • World Health Organization

Skills
  • Ability to conduct research
  • Ability to do statistical analysis
  • Ability to read critically
  • Ability to take initiative and be self starting
  • Adaptable/flexible
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Analyzes situations from multiple sides
  • Background to identify universality and differences among cultures of the world
  • Become knowledgeable of other cultures, languages, institutions--an ability to analyze across cultural or national lines
  • Capability to communicate fluently in a language other than English
  • Communicates diplomatically
  • Computer literacy
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Cultural sensitivity when communicating with people of other cultures
  • Decision-making
  • Develop ability to adapt and appreciate others and their lifestyle
  • Grasp of linkages among politics, economics, history and culture
  • Grasp of political processes at multiple levels
  • Open minded
  • Possesses an understanding of and sensitivity to a community's needs
  • Relates to others from varying backgrounds
  • Sees the world from the perspective of other individuals and other cultures
  • Speaks, reads, and writes proficiently
  • Strong intercultural understanding
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understand and adapt programs, products, and services to the cultural background of the audience
  • Understand many points of view
  • Understand of the subtle differences in language and customs among multiple cultures
  • Understand that all people and ideas have value and interconnectedness

Salary Information  

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Spring 2014 Average Starting Salary:
  • Not Currently Available

Average Salary for SNC International Studies Graduates:

  • 2013: No salary data available 
  • 2012: $10,000 - $20,000
  • 2011: No salary data available

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data 
To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the International Studies Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF).  


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