With a strong foundation in the liberal arts, International Relations majors are well suited for a variety of careers. Occupational opportunities include government administration, politics and campaigns, public policy, non-profit organizations, international relations, business, law, and journalism.
There are so many career resources available to undergraduates that it can be a bit overwhelming. To get you started, we recommend that you take advantage of GVSU's Career Services office, and read two books. GVSU's Career Services site can be found at http://www.gvsu.edu/careers/
The Career Services office has a very helpful Career Guide available at this site that is mandatory reading for anyone at GVSU contemplating a career. The office offers practice interviews and assistance with building and refining your résumé. They also sponsor periodic career fairs, which are chances to meet directly with potential employers.
These three sites can link you to all the professional master’s degree programs offered in the public administration, international affairs, and public policy fields:
National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA)
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
If you are contemplating law school, check out our helpful pre-law FAQ.
October 07, 2014
The Johnson Center for Philanthropy is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student to assist in its community-based research and evaluation projects.
October 03, 2014
Anel Guel, Lyndia McMullen, and Jillian Zirnhelt came to GVSU to talk to students about their Peace Corps Experiences
June 24, 2014
Kathryn Phelan will be teaching English in Brazil.
May 09, 2014
PIC Corp Team wins the 2014 World Quest competition hosted by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
May 07, 2014
PLS 339 offered this fall semester, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45 p.m.
Join Dr. Michelle Miller-Adams (Associate Professor, Political Science), recipient of GVSU’s Mawby Fellowship for 2014-15, in a project comparing the philanthropic cultures of Grand...
Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including...