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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Josef Korbel School student in front of the United Nations

BA Program

Career Planning

A degree in International Studies can prepare students for a wide range of professional opportunities in today's global workforce, and career planning should be an integral part of your educational experience while at DU. Students should be aware that it is never too early to begin researching career options and acquiring relevant job experience. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to utilize the departmental and campus career and internship services available.

The following is a suggested list of career planning activities that will help maximize the student's academic program:

Freshman Year: Explore Major and Careers

  • Discover the career resources available in both the BA Program in INTS and in the DU Career Center
  • Explore student organizations
  • Conduct "informational interviews" with academic departments
  • Select professionally oriented summer jobs and internships
  • Take Meyer-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory

Sophomore Year: Select Major and Develop Tentative Goals

Junior Year: Test Career Goals

Senior Year: Self-Marketing and Researching Employers