Career options

In the increasingly interconnected and interdependent world of the 21st century, a major in International Affairs makes one more attractive to employers in a wide range of career fields. Gettysburg's IA majors have distinguished themselves in government, public policy, law, and other areas. Here are some of the career paths of recent Gettysburg graduates who have included IA in their academic program:

Private/Corporate

  • Account Director
  • Adviser for Governmental Relations
  • Analyst
  • Banking Analyst or Executive
  • Case Manager/Specialist
  • Consulting
  • Manager or Executive
  • Economist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Information Analyst
  • Issues Analyst, Corporate Social Policy Div
  • Journalist
  • Legislative Issues Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Analyst
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Medical Administration
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Commentator
  • Pollster
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Publisher Project Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Affairs Advisor
  • Research Analyst
  • Research Manager
  • Survey Analyst

Public Service/ Government

  • Activist, Advocate/Organizer
  • Administration
  • Attorney
  • Budget Examiner or Analyst
  • CIA Analyst or Agent
  • Congressional Office/Committee Staffer
  • Coordinator of Federal or State Aid
  • Communications Director
  • Economist
  • FBI Analyst or Agent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Intelligence Officer (CIA, DHS, DOD, DOS DOJ etc.)
  • Information Manager
  • International Agency Officer
  • International Research Specialist
  • Legislative Analyst / Coordinator
  • Mediator
  • Medical Administration
  • Plans and Review Officer
  • Peace Corps Volunteer/Officer

Non-Profit

  • Campaign Manager
  • Economist/Treasurer
  • Events Coordinator
  • Foundation Executive
  • Government Analyst
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Affairs Research Analyst
  • Law
  • Associate
  • Attorney
  • Legal Personnel Coordinator

Education

  • Education Technician
  • Graduate School - Master's and Ph.D. Programs
  • Law School
  • Primary and Secondary School Teacher
  • Secondary School Administration
  • Special Education Teacher
  • University Administrator
  • University Professor