Career Development Opportunities Within the Major

The major offers several opportunities for career development including:

Resources for Getting Ready to go on the Job Market

The Career Center on campus (located two doors down from LAS Global Studies at 715 S. Wright Street) offers many resources to students to assist in the job search including:

The University of Illinois hosts several career fairs open to all majors each academic year including the

  • All-Campus Career Fair (spring semester)
  • Business Career Fair (fall and spring semesters)
  • Engineering Career Fair (fall and spring semesters)
  • Research Park Career Fair (spring semester)
  • ACES & Sciences Career Fair (fall semester)

Students should check the Events tab on iLink for an up to date listings of anticipated career fairs on campus. The Career Center usually offers several workshops before various career fairs to help students prepare how to get the most out of the fair.

LAS Global Studies advisors are also available to meet with students during an advising appointment to discuss job hunting preparation and strategy.

Students may also find the following resources developed by other universities to be of assistance:

  • Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs provides useful Career Guides to better understand career opportunities, entry salaries, qualifications, and sample employers for a variety of jobs that would be interest to Global Studies majors.
  • University of Tennessee’s What Can I do with this Major?
  • Wake Forest University’s Career and Professional Development Find a Full Time Job page

General Job Hunting Resources for All Global Studies Majors



Career Resources by Thematic Area

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