Will Duenkel, CISB student, in Germany

CISB Careers

What is International Business?

International business involves issues facing companies and organizations in dealing with cross-border transactions of goods and services, resources, knowledge or skills.

Career Opportunities in International Business

Every major industry has been impacted by global business trends, technological innovation and trade. Given that the world’s economy is increasing global, demand continues to grow for individuals with a global mindset. They may be dealing with cross-border investment, global supply planning, international trade and logistics or industrial development.

The study of international business prepares students for positions across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Read about jobs held by CISB alumni here. Here is a sampling of career opportunities:

  • Business Development Director
  • International Marketing Manager
  • Import-Export Agent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Global Supply Planner
  • Global Creative Manager
  • International Lawyer
  • Global Business Strategy Manager
  • International Banker
  • International Accountant

International Business Career Resources

Foster School Career Center

Going Global – Country-specific information and international employment resources

Jackson School of International Studies

GPS (Global Professional Search) – Job matching service which spotlights candidate’s global competencies and pre-qualifies them for jobs. Contact cisb@uw.edu for login information.

Global Edge – Global Insights provides international business and trade information on over 200 countries, the 50 U.S. states, as well as nearly two dozen industry sectors.

Transitions Abroad – Study, work and live abroad resources

International Cooperative Education – Jobs and internships abroad.

U.S. Department of State Internships

Boston Career Forum (for Japanese speakers) – Career event for Japanese-English bilingual candidates.

San Francisco Career Forum (for Japanese speakers) – Career event for Japanese-English bilingual candidates.

Princeton in Asia – Fellowship opportunities in Asia

Princeton in Latin America – Fellowship opportunities in Latin America

BUNAC – Work, volunteer and teach abroad programs

Goabroadchina.com – Internship, study and volunteer opportunities in China

Latpro – Connects bilingual and Hispanic employees with companies worldwide.

Overseasjobs.com – International job opportunities

Executive Planet – International business culture and etiquette

Get Involved!

Global Business Center

Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS)

Chinese Student Association

UW French Club

And many other student internationally-focused student organizations!

Seattle-area Organizations and Companies Offering Internships/Volunteer Opportunities

Trade Development Alliance

Washington Council on International Trade

US Export Assistance Center

French-American Chamber of Commerce

Bryant Christie

Global Washington

Global Partnerships

World Affairs Council

China Relations Council

Expeditors

St. James ESL Program

Internships

HuskyJobs, CISB alumni and faculty, professional associations, consulates, and your own contacts are good resources for finding internationally-related internships. Also look at the following:

AIESEC – International internships

USA Interns

DAAD

Congress Bundestag

Intrax – International job and internship opportunities

Landesa – International development internship opportunities

Intern China

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