Graduate School Forum: Career Development
When you are trying to conceptualize a career path for yourself, it is easy to identify high-profile jobs that look exciting and interesting but less easy to understand how you get from where you are now to there. Rarely today is building a career straightforward or even a straight trajectory—particularly in the international affairs field.
If there is one common characteristic I have seen among the careers of international affairs practitioners, it is the fluidity with which their career paths can navigate among various sectors. A person might leave graduate school for a position with their national government, then move on to a private sector company, only to later find themselves with an NGO. I have seen any combination of cross-sector career paths, and it is this wide variety of options that makes a professional education in international affairs so valuable.
As you will see in the following pages, these schools and others like them combine a sound mix of practical training in hard skills in such areas as management, policy analysis and quantitative calculation with issue-specific knowledge to address the myriad topics proliferating in the international realm.
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- Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA)
- Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
- University of California, San Diego, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
- University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
- Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
- Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Vienna School of International Studies
- The George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
- Hertie School of Governance, Master of Public Policy
- University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
- National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
- University of St. Gallen, Master of Arts in International Affairs and Governance
- Thunderbird School of Global Management
An Introduction to Career Development
Leigh Morris Sloane
Creating a Framework for Development
Beyond the Public Sector: Careers for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Graduates
Rigor Meets Relevance at the University of Chicago Harris School
Keeping a Promise Made at SIPA
Chances, Changes, Challenges
Advancing Space Policy
Make an Impact at the Interface of the Private, Public and Civil Society Sectors
Helmut K. Anheier
Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice
Power is Shifting to Asia. Are you?
Taking Advantage of a Privileged Setting: International Affairs in Switzerland
A Truly Global Education
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