Careers in International Affairs

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368 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781626160750 (1626160759)

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September 2014
LC: 2013939859


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Careers in International Affairs

Ninth Edition
Laura E. Cressey, Barrett J. Helmer, and Jennifer E. Steffensen, Editors

This is the essential resource and job-hunting guide for all those interested in international careers in the US government, multinational corporations, banks, consulting companies, international and nongovernmental organizations, the media, think tanks, universities, and more. Careers in International Affairs, now in its ninth edition, provides up-to-date insights about the range of possibilities in the global workplace and tips on how to get these jobs—along with profiles of hundreds of important employers.

This helpful guide includes a directory of more than 250 organizations who offer internationally oriented jobs such as the US Department of State, CIA, United Nations, World Bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, Google, McKinsey & Company, and dozens more. The book also includes insightful testimonies about what these careers are really like from both junior and senior professionals in these fields. Careers in International Affairs gives advice on academic paths that will prepare students for demanding international careers and guidance on how to write resumes, interview for jobs, network, and maintain their online profile.

Published in cooperation with the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, the oldest school of international affairs in the United States, Careers in International Affairs will encourage job seekers to consider their goals and talents, widen their horizons to consider new possibilities, and help them realize that their future can hold several careers, while reminding all that it is never too early—or too late—to consider the realm of opportunities that await them throughout the world.

Laura E. Cressey was formerly the internship coordinator at the Masters of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She has worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, and is currently an employee of the Department of State.

Barrett J. Helmer and Jennifer E. Steffensen are graduates of the Masters of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University.

"An invaluable resource to those students who are eager to use their international relations training productively. It is respected by those who teach, those who employ, and those who want jobs . . . a trifecta!"—Madeleine K. Albright, Michael and Virginia Mortara Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown University; former US Secretary of State, reviewing a previous edition or volume

Table of Contents
Laura E. Cressey

I. Strategies

1. Preparing for Your Career

2. Marketing Yourself

II. The International Job Market: Types of Employers

3. The US Government

4. International Organizations

5. Nongovernmental Organizations

6. International Banking and Finance

7. International Business

8. Consulting

9. Universities, Research Institutes, and Think Tanks

10. The Media

III. Directory of Organizations