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
Going Global – Country-specific information and international employment resources
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.
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
Seattle-area Organizations and Companies Offering Internships/Volunteer Opportunities
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
Intrax – International job and internship opportunities
Landesa – International development internship opportunities