International Studies

What can I do with this discipline/major?

For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with This Major” guides for political science and government

Some common career titles for this major include:

  • Foreign Affairs Analyst
  • Humanitarian Relief Worker
  • Import/Export Coordinator
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Intelligence Research Specialist
  • International Account Executive
  • International Bank Trainee
  • International Hotel Manager
  • International Lawyer
  • International Relations Officer
  • International Relations Professor
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Intelligence Research Specialist
  • International Lawyer
  • International Relations Officer
  • International Relations Professor
  • Language Instructor
  • Legislative Correspondent
  • Trade Specialist Research Assistant
  • Travel Writer

For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

additional resources

 

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information, email , TU International Studies Department Internship Coordinator.

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.

Sample Resumes and Interview Questions

For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample International Studies Resume (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

Interview questions

Common Industry Related Questions
  • Tell me about your international experience.
  • Do you speak any languages other than your native language?
  • Why do you believe you will be successful in the field of international studies?
  • Relate your studies and/or experience to this job.
  • What are your favorite aspects of international studies?

Professional Associations

Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings, field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.