Careers & Outcomes

You've found your passion, and now you're ready to turn that into a career. 

Our students acquire skills that serve them well past graduation.

Finding a career after you graduate can seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, we have the resources to help you.

The Career Center

Register for CareerLink

CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and portfolios.

Visit the CareerLink website

Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

meet a career advisor

alumni profiles

Hear directly from our alumni about their experiences and how their IAS major led them into their career.

Browse our Alumni Profiles

Internship Opportunities

Though you cannot earn credit for the IAS major through an internship, we encourage our students to pursue internship opportunities in the St. Louis area and across the country. Our recent graduates have explored their field through a variety of internships, including:

American Red Cross
City of Chicago
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Reserve Bank
Missouri Coalition for the Environment
Scottrade, Inc.
United States House of Representatives
United States Senate
US Department of State
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

To learn about other internship opportunities, visit the Career Center

Continuing Your Education

Many of our graduates choose to go on to graduate school to continue their education.
They have joined prestigious universities across the country including:

Colorado School of Public Health | Columbia University

Cornell University | King's College London

New York University | Northwestern University

Johns Hopkins University | Notre Dame University

Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies

Who Hires Our Majors?

Our majors graduate and go on to great jobs around the country. Here are some of the companies that our graduates have joined straight out of college:

Bain & Company
Capital One
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Habitat for Humanity International
Humanity in Action
International Rescue Committee
Peace Corps
Teach for America
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of State
Wigdor LLP

To learn about other career opportunities, visit the Career Center

"For students who are unsure of where they want to take their interests in current events, history, international affairs, politics, etc., the IAS department offers a way for them to learn about these topics and find careers that involve all of them. Because we discussed issues from multiple vantage points, I better understand how issues in the real world spread beyond the borders of just one academic department."

―Tory ScordatoIAS: Development major, Class of 2018