Career Development

The MA in Global Affairs emphasizes learning and professionalization. The program facilitates connections, both inside and outside the classroom, with a wide range of professionals across multiple public and private sector industries. Opportunities include:

  • Career development workshops designed to give students industry-specific career guidance as well as interview and resume skills.
  • Alumni panels providing current students with personal insight into successful strategies for navigating both the academic and professional world.
  • Global Affairs Foreign Service Series, which highlights the experiences of current and foreign diplomats and foreign service officers.

Our alumni network is rapidly growing and the internship and employment locations below are just a snapshot of where our graduates have found placements:

USAID  Booz Allen Hamilton
U.S. Department of State Organization of American States
International Monetary Fund Centreville Labor Resource Center
Defense Intelligence Agency United States Institute of Peace
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service United States Army
U.S. Department of Justice Center for Int'l Private Enterprise
U.S. Census Bureau Int'l Association of Chiefs of Police
Freedom House UN Association of National Capitol Area
Int'l Center for Research on Women      The Washington Center
IMF U.S. Congress
MasterCard Syria Forum USA
Guidehouse Gunnison Consulting Group, Inc. 
Embassy of the Republic of Korea Embassy of Nepal
Association of African Business Schools IOM
UNHCR Management Systems International
U.S. Forest Service  Palladium
Better City International Republican Institute
Deloitte  World Trade Organization 
QinetiQ US DAI
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP   

Examples of internships