What Can I do with an International Studies Degree?
Receiving a degree in International Studies qualifies you to work in a diverse field, including government, Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-governmental Organizations, the private sector, and academia. This diverse field presents many opportunities to the International Studies graduate, with careers spanning the globe. Having an International Studies degree allows students to become highly marketable and competitive in these sectors.
The careers that the degrees in International Studies at Texas State prepare an individual for include foreign service, international business, homeland security, immigration and customs, international intelligence analysts, international news reporting, international management, transportation specialists, export businesses, international communications, armed forces, humanitarian and refugee assistance, and many other exciting jobs.
The job market of the future is linked to the increasing phenomena of globalization. As globalization continues, the demand for internationally aware individuals will only increase. Whether you plan to work and live in the United States or abroad, the skills you receive from a degree in International Studies are invaluable.
Job Titles of Recent Alumni
Assistant Secretary of State (Texas)
Customs Broker (Imports)
International Data Processing
International Sales Specialist
Online Education Coordinator
Secretary of State (Texas)
United States Diplomat
Aerospace Service Administrator
Computer Sales Associate
Deputy Director for Joint Operations
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Recruiter
Humanitarian Affairs Advocate
International Trade Specialist
Senior Sales Support Specialist
Customer Service Manager
ESL & Spanish Teacher
Foreign Service Officer
International Human Resource Specialist
International Sales Administrator
Senior Study Abroad Advisor
Third Secretary & Vice Consul
Travel Industry Coordinator
Companies and Agencies where Alumni are Employed
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Haur and Feld Law Firm
Alaska Airlines, Seattle
American Embassy, Gabon
Apple Computing, Austin
BE & K, Houston, TX
Dell Computer Corporation
Ecologic, Cambridge, MA
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Global Marine Sales & Marketing, Corpus Christi, TX
Hyatt Regency, DFW Airport
International Data Processing, Acuna, Mexico
ManTech International Corporation
Mining Technologies International, Denver, CO
National Instruments, Sweden
Oswego State University, Oswego, N.Y.
Phelps Dodge Corp., Phoenix, AZ
Refugees International, Washington, D.C.
Save the Children, Washington, D.C.
STL Logistics, Elgin, TX
Texas Department of Economic Development
Texas Department of State, Austin
Texas Travel Industry Association, Austin
Trimble Aerospace, Austin
U.S. Department of Commerce
USAA, San Antonio
Walt Disney World
Wonderland Schools, Seoul, Korea
World Bank Group, Washington, D.C
Advanced Micro-Devices, Dresden, Germany
Air Security International, Houston, TX
American Cancer Society, Austin
American Embassy, Sophia, Bulgaria
The Baltic Times, Lithuania
CIA, Washington, D.C.
Defense Intelligence Agency
Ernst and Young, Dallas
Fina Oil Corporation
Heno & Hinders, L.L.C., San Antonio
Imaging Spectrum, New Braunfels
International Revenue Service
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Austin, TX
Meridian Mercantile Company
Micromain Corporation, Austin
Office of the U.S. Vice-President, Washington, D.C.
Paule Friedland Agency, Paris, France
Public Strategies, Inc., Austin, TX
Royal & Sunalliance, Charlotte, N.C.
State of Texas
Texas Bar Association, Austin, TX
Texas Department of Mental Health
Texas Governor’s Office, Austin
Tower Group International, Atlanta
U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
USA Managed Care Organization, Inc., Austin
The White House Office, Washington, D.C.
World Affairs Council of San Antonio
World Cancer Research Fund, London, England