Are you considering International Affairs? Explore your options!


For business students who are considering an international career in the public sector, one of the first steps is to learn about the most common opportunities available. These include:

  • Diplomacy
  • Global Affairs
  • National and International Agencies
  • Private Consulting

The best-known international career is diplomacy, where work is performed at American embassies abroad through the State Department and the United States Information Agency in Washington. There are also other agencies, such as the Defense Department (for both military and civilians) and intelligence organizations including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA). Working with the United Nations (UN), private research groups offering contracts to government/agencies in relation to foreign affairs, and consulting in the private sector are also available options. 

Explore these possibilities through market research, conducting informational interviews with individuals currently doing the type of work that interests you, watching related videos in CandidCareer,  request  an online consultation with Ambassador in Residence , Michael Polt, or even consider studying/interning abroad

Checkout the links below and schedule an appointment with your Career Coach to further explore International Affairs career paths. 

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center