International Communication graduates find diverse employment in the public and private sectors. Although government and public institutions continue to be important sources for employment, the expansion of communication technologies, the importance of international and intercultural education, and the rise of communication policies have generated tremendous opportunities for private sector jobs and nongovernmental organizations. Employment opportunities include financial institutions, trade associations,telecommunication firms, multinational corporations, international and nongovernmental organizations, cultural communication consulting firms, research institutions, and a variety of media and news agencies.
Some of the most recent employers of International Communication program graduates have been government agencies such as the State Department, the U.S.Department of Commerce, and the Federal Communication Commission (FCC); telecommunications and Internet related international organizations such as the United Nations Education, Culture, and Science Organization (UNESCO),United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and Institute of International Education (IIE); a variety of media and news agencies such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Disney Channel; as well as academic institutions such as Duke University, Brigham Young University,and Macquarie University of Australia.
The International Communication program organizes numerous forums in career development and opportunities in which IC alumni representatives from government, industry,and other institutions are invited to participate. They provide students with firsthand information and contacts with key professionals involved in the field of international communication.Finally, the school’s 10,000-strong alumni community serves as an incomparable resource for current students and an example of how SIS graduates play leading roles in international affairs.