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Possible Job Titles

  • Community organization worker
  • Community-relations
  • Congressional/Legislative Aide
  • Customs Manager
  • Customs Inspector
  • Diplomatic Aide
  • Diplomatic Officer
  • ESL Teacher
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Flight attendant
  • Foreign travel escort officer
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Foreign information officer
  • Foreign student advisor
  • Foreign export marketer
  • Foreign Diplomat
  • International-relations specialist
  • Foreign exchange program Director
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Immigration inspector
  • Intelligence specialist
  • International Consultant
  • International Conference Planner
  • International Account Manager
  • International broadcaster
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Missionary
  • National Security Agent
  • News writer (foreign languages)
  • Overseas Personnel manager
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Teacher/Second language
  • Teacher/College, High school
  • Tour guide
  • Training instructor
  • Travel Agent
  • United Nations Worker

Typical Places of Employment

  • Advertising departments and agencies
  • Agency of International Development
  • Air, bus, and rail lines
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business and Industry
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Commerce Department
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Department of State (Gov.)
  • Department of Defense
  • Education
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Hotel chains
  • Foreign Service Department
  • Immigration and Naturalization Services
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Import/export companies
  • Investment firms
  • Library of Congress
  • Media
  • National Archives
  • News bureaus
  • Peace Corps
  • Public service organizations
  • Public relations firms
  • Schools
  • Travel agencies
  • United Nations
  • Visitors and convention bureaus
  • US Information Agency
  • US Agency for International Development
  • Intelligence Agencies & the Military
  • International Developmental Assistance
  • Journalism
  • Law

Typical Work Activities

  • Analyzing and comparing cultures
  • Effective in problem solving tasks
  • Guiding
  • Helping
  • Informing
  • Leading discussions
  • Organizing people and ideas
  • Explaining
  • Planning and designing projects
  • Selecting and training
  • Solving problems
  • Summarizing/Presenting results
  • Teaching

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the Career Services Office. However there are many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you:

  • American Jobs Abroad
  • The Back Door Guide to Short Term Job Adventures
  • Best Resumes and CVs for international Jobs
  • Careers in International Affairs
  • Careers in International Business
  • The Directory of Jobs & Careers Abroad
  • The Global Resume and CV Guide

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

  • How to get a Job in Europe: Work Abroad
  • How to Get a Job in Europe
  • International Jobs
  • Jobs in Russia
  • Work Abroad

Alumni Resources

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network

Babur Coskay 2000 Sales Coordinator Leslie's Jewelry Mfg. Corp.
Amanda Baker 2006 Federal Police Officer Supreme Court of the United States
Lee Roth 2000 Account Director Mcgarrybowen

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