Loyola University Maryland

The Rizzo Career Center

Global Studies

Overview of Major
Potential Job Titles 
Examples of Internships
Possible Career Fields
Possible Work Settings
Important Skills and Abilities
Sample Web Resources
Sample Graduate Programs Pursued by Global Studies Majors
Where Recent Global Studies Graduates Were Hired  

Overview of Major

Global Studies is an interdisciplinary major based in four disciplines: economics, history, political science and sociology. Global Studies offers excellent preparation for entry-level employment with multinational corporations, government agencies, international governmental organizations, such as the U.N. and the World Trade Organization, and international nongovernmental organizations. It also provides a foundation for graduate study in international and global studies, the social sciences, law, business, journalism, public health, environmental studies, peace studies, and other interdisciplinary fields.


Potential Job Titles

  • Citizen Outreach Specialist
  • Marketing Communications Associate
  • Insurance Agent
  • Financial Representative
  • International Lawyer
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Community Engagement Specialist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Program Coordinator
  • Management Consultant
  • Paralegal
  • Sociology Professor
  • Urban and Regional Planner

Examples of Internships

  • The Pentagon
  • Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
  • United Way of Central Maryland
  • World Trade Center Institute
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • Greenpeace
  • World Health Organization
  • CNN
  • U.S. Department of State
  • The World Bank
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy

Possible Career Fields

Criminal Justice

  • Corrections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Judiciary
  • Law enforcement


  • Public policy
  • Research
  • Urban & regional planning
  • Policy analysis
  • Social statistics
  • Intelligence
  • Foreign service
  • Public administration
  • Legislative, executive, or judicial services

Law & Politics

  • Elected or appointed leadership
  • Campaign management
  • Staff administration
  • Special interest advocacy



  • Sales
  • Training & development
  • Management
  • Administration
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Human resources

Banking & Finance

Human Services & Healthcare


Possible Work Settings

  • Schools
  • Government
  • Corporations
  • Non-profits
  • Law firms
  • Banks & financial institutions
  • Court systems
  • Consulting firms
  • Public interest/Advocacy groups
  • Product & service companies
  • Health agencies
  • Newspapers, magazines & news agencies
  • Research firms
  • Insurance firms

Important Skills and Abilities

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Conflict resolution
  • Research & planning
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Foreign language
  • Analytical
  • Writing
  • Interpersonal
  • Statistical

Sample Web Resources

Sample Graduate Programs Pursued by Global Studies Majors

  • J.D.
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Arts in International Relations
  • Master of Environmental Management
  • Master of Public Policy
  • MBA

Where Recent Global Studies Graduates Were Hired

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen.

Here's a snapshot of where our global studies majors were hired or went on to graduate school:


Ad-diction - Marketing Coordinator
AmeriCorps - Teacher's Aide
Assumption University - English Teacher
Claims Bureau - Background Editor
Collegiate School for Boys - Teaching Fellow
Dex Media - Campaign Manager
Hudson Global - Operations Associate
Loyola University Maryland Office of Undergraduate Admission - Admission Counselor
Morgan Stanley - Fixed Income Analyst
Onward Search - Executive Recruiter
Rockefeller & Co. - Reception
Social Solutions Global - Public Policy Analyst
Standard Chartered Bank - "Know Your Client" Documentation Analyst
War Horse, LLC - Economic Assistant



Graduate/Professional Schools

Rutgers University - J.D.

Antoinette Cummins

Antoinette Cummins

Antoinette is using her Loyola degree to effect change in the health care sector