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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.
July 18, 2016
As part of her winter 2016 sabbatical project, Professor Polly Diven spent the month of February teaching and researching in Sri Lanka.
June 28, 2016
Many of our students are pursuing internships this spring/summer at a variety of Grand Rapids, DC, and international placements.
June 07, 2016
Khader Jabbar was one of two Grand Valley students who were recently selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
June 07, 2016
Congratulations to Jiri Aberle, GVSU IR 2016, who won the Thomas Seykora Award for his "outstanding contribution to the campus community" and excellent academic standing.
June 07, 2016
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 IR Scholarship for Study Abroad and Internship Abroad!
It’s not too late for Fall 2016! Come find out about internships for credit in Political Science and International Relations. Wednesday, August 31, 6-7:30 pm in Kirkhof 2266 *Summer...
Learn about study abroad, internships and careers. Eat pizza and socialize with your peers and professors. Open to current and prospective majors and minors. For more information...
Professor Diven will present her sabbatical research on Sri Lanka, including background on the history and culture of this "Pearl of the Indian Ocean." She will summarize her research into...