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International Studies

Understand the meanings and implications of globalization. Gain the ability to recognize cultural differences and to communicate with members of other cultures in their languages. Above all, develop the personal maturity, sensitivity to the perspectives of others, and self-confidence necessary to take an active role as citizens of the global community.

Get Involved:

  • American Marketing Association
  • Foundation for International Human Relations
  • International Advertising Association
  • International Association of Business Communicators
  • Model United Nations
  • PAX-O
  • Sales Recruiters International, LTD
  • Student Government
Professional organizations on campus

What Our Alumni Are Saying:

International studies at Juniata has literally opened up a world of opportunities for me. My eyes have been opened to new places and job possibilities.

-Lisa Reiman ’11

Our Recent Graduates in Graduate School

Emily Hauser ’09 is currently working on her doctorate in comparative politics with a focus in sub-Saharan Africa at the University of Florida—following a year abroad in Abuja, Nigeria as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.

Kristin Robinson ’07 is currently enrolled in a master’s degree program at the London School of Economics. This follows on her recent career as a publications manager for the German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, China.

Nicholas Sepulveda ’10 is currently conducting study at the University of Iceland in Rekjavik, Iceland thanks to a Fulbright Fellowship. Inspired by his anthropology work at Juniata, he will be taking Old Norse language and history courses while abroad John University in York, England.

Our Recent Graduates in the Workforce

Liz Buenzli ’11 is a recruiter at Global Employment Solutions in Washington, D.C., where she connects local professionals with international opportunities at the International Monetary Fund, the National Institutes of Health, PanAmerican health organization and many other private, public and nonprofit organizations.

Scott Sloat ’10 recently finished an internship with the Carnegie Council’s education division and is currently serving in the Peace Corps. His country of service is the Dominican Republic.

Michelle Yockelson ’11 is employed as the International Programs Coordinator at Hillel Uruguay. She is currently living and working in Montevideo, Uruguay and organizing week-long social justice and service trips for students in America.

You can read about more outstanding International Studies graduates.

What Can You Do With a POE in International Studies?

Bachelor’s Degree

[Entry Level]
  • international bank trainee
  • import/export coordinator
  • interpreter/translator
  • language instructor
  • marketing assistant

Graduate Degree

[Experience Often Required]
  • foreign affairs analyst
  • intelligence research specialist
  • international lawyer
  • international public administrator
  • international relations officer

Possible Employers:

  • banks
  • business & industry
  • colleges/universities
  • import/export organizations
  • international organizations
  • non-profit organizations
  • public relations firms
  • state/federal government
  • travel industry

Related Occupations:

  • diplomat
  • economist
  • FBI/CIA agent
  • foreign news correspondent
  • missionary
  • international relations professor
  • political scientist
  • social worker
  • trade specialist
  • urban planner

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify interests, values and skills by using FOCUS
  • Meet with a Career Counselor and/or take NDSS 100 Career Planning
  • Develop a professional resume and upload it to JuniataJobs.com
  • Attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops throughout the year
  • Test your interests through student organizations, volunteer work and a summer job/internship

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Research specific careers and related qualifications
  • Become active in student organizations relevant to your POE; consider a leadership position
  • Update your resume on JuniataJobs and attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops
  • Set Social Networking sites to “private” and maintain professional behavior
  • Attend events with Juniata alumni to build your network;create a profile on Juniata Connect
  • Get a job or internship related to your field of interest

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Make employment/graduate school choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and participate in Career Workshops
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Build a professional wardrobe and attend the Etiquette Dinner
  • Simulate a Mock Interview
  • Get an internship related to your field of study

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and secure quality references
  • Meet with a Career Counselor for your “Senior Meeting”; consider registering for NDSS 205—21st Century Career Search
  • Create a LinkedIn Profile and network with professionals for job leads/grad school information
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Apply to targeted employers/graduate schools: Follow-Up

Notable Internship Sites:

  • African Media Development Initiative
  • Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center
  • Center for Immigration Studies
  • Community Preservation and Development Corporation
  • Interfaith Worker for Justice Program
  • The Jackson Laboratory
  • National Aviary
  • Upward Bound at Saint Francis University
Acquire on-the-job experience

Career Services Staff

  • Darwin V. Kysor, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
  • Michael J. Pennington,
    MHRM, M.Ed.
    Assistant Director