Few people step into a career in international affairs/business. Most people enter at a lower level in the domestic side of a business or organization, so be prepared to work your way into an international position.
Study abroad is a great start to building the international side of your résumé, but you might want to enhance it by working, interning, volunteering or attending graduate school abroad. Network in the United States and while you’re abroad. Positions often become available to those who know the right people or are in the right place at the right time.
A good way to start your search is by consulting the Career Services Center at (414) 288-7423. The center can help you effectively market your study abroad experience to potential employers.
Going Global: International Career and Employment Resource
If you are interested in working and/or interning abroad, log in to the Career Services Gateway link to explore Going Global, a leading provider of career and employment resources for evaluating, selecting and transitioning into a successful career in another country. The database provides:
Going Global provides more than 16 million worldwide job and internship listings. Opportunities are posted for major multinational companies and are updated daily. Access to the database is sponsored by the Office of International Education.
Can’t get enough of studying abroad? How about a scholarship to study at Oxford or a fellowship to design your own study anywhere in the world? Check out the Career Services Center or contact the appropriate university representative to find out about prestigious scholarships for graduate study abroad, including the Fulbright, Rhodes, Rotary and more.
The Peace Corps, International Jesuit Service Corp, and many other
organizations provide excellent opportunities to live and volunteer abroad.