Career Information | St. Lawrence University Global Studies

Career Information

Here in the Global Studies Department, we are committed to helping our students prepare for careers doing socially meaningful work that is consistent with their values.  The structure of our program enables students to graduate with the core skills that have always been central to the liberal arts (critical thinking, writing, speaking, research, and the ability to learn throughout one's life) along with the kinds of real-world intercultural experience that are so crucial to success in the 21st century.  In addition to working with Global Studies faculty to explore possible career paths and how to prepare for them, students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the resources and support offered by the Career Services office as well as the university's new Career Connections Program, which assists students in receiving credit for internships.  The university's Research and Experiential Learning Opportunities page contains helpful information about numerous post-graduate opportunities that may be of interest to Global Studies students.  For more information about how Global Studies prepares students for a variety of post-graduation career paths, see the links to the left. 

Global Studies majors have found career opportunities in government, non-governmental organizations, public health, business, education, and law. In addition, many Global Studies majors go on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations, public policy, international development, sociology, political science, business, and more. 

The Global Studies Department prepares students for careers in the following fields:


  • United Nations
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • State and Local Governments
  • United States Foreign Services

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

  • Americorps ABLE
  • Americorps VISTA
  • Peace Corps
  • SPOON Foundation
  • Relief International

Public Health

  • World Health Organization
  • Red Cross
  • Amref Health Africa
  • Local and State Health Departments


  • World Trade Organization
  • World Bank
  • International Trade, Business, and Commerce


  • Wide Horizons 
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
  • Foreign Language Education
  • International Education


  • Human Rights Law
  • Business Law
  • Environmental Law
  • International Law