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Global Studies

Employers are increasingly recognizing the advantages of hiring college graduates who, in addition to broad skill sets, also have a strong background in globalization.

For example, The Association of American Colleges and Universities shared the results of a report that emphasized important qualities of college graduates to employers. “At its core, the LEAP research revealed that today’s employers expect more from their employees: a broader skill set, increased teamwork capabilities, a global perspective, and high-level problem solving abilities.” Additionally, the top ten attributes employees seek, according to the study, included “an understanding of global context in which work is now done.”

In terms of expected income from a global studies / international relations major, PayScale’s recent survey reported that the median starting salary for a college graduate with this major was $42,400, which “exceeded median starting salaries of many other social science fields, [trailing only] economics majors.”

Globalization is becoming more and more relevant to employment in the world. Global Studies majors can work in various industries, including but not limited to companies such as MTV, Disney, the NBA, Coca-Cola, World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace, Sierra Club International, the UN, World Bank, IMF, Red Cross, Sony, Microsoft, Apple, among others.

 

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