Career Development Resources

To be proactive in your learning and time as an International Relations student at San Francisco State, here are some key resources to kick-start your career.

Generally speaking, students who do well in the program, develop a focused curriculum, seek relevant work/internship opportunities, make connections/leverage the networks of department faculty, and begin their job search early have greater success in locating the kind of work they desire. Those graduates who consider a wider range of geographic locales for employment tend to find more options. Especially if they are interested in work in diplomacy, international organizations or non-governmental organizations.

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IR 550 students and Professor Skonieczny at the CURE Student Research Showcase.

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SF State Career & Leadership Development

  • Career & Leadership Development’s (CLD) mission is to equip our diverse student and alumni population with modern resources that assist, guide, and foster their leadership, professional and career advancement. Through advances in technology and with staff ready to go the extra mile, we provide students with tools to take initiative and excel in their future endeavors.
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Big Interview

  • Interview Prep and Practice Platform

    • Create an account with your campus email address
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  • Student Employment Resource and Career Related Events

    • Log in with your SF State credentials
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  • Creating a profile on LinkedIn is essential for success through networking and opportunities.
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  • Dynamic Resume Building Platform

    • Log in with your SF State credentials
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  • Nonprofit opportunities (also internships, volunteer)
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Opportunity Knocks

  • Nonprofit opportunities
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  • General adsite with jobs worldwide
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  • Review companies and check salaries
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  • Worldwide general jobsite
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  • Worldwide general jobsite
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Foreign Policy Association

  • Foreign policy/IR jobs
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International Jobs Center

  • Comprehensive Travel Jobs Guide & Comparison
  • Jobs for international professionals
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  • International aid & development jobs
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International Relations EDU

  • IR-specific career and education information