Career Guide

Communications & Public Relations

In an increasingly globalized world, communications professionals with knowledge of international affairs have a competitive advantage. International communications positions could be with national or intergovernmental departments, non-governmental organizations, political campaigns, humanitarian and philanthropic organizations, or in the private sector. These organizations expect excellent writing and oral presentation skills, ideally in multiple languages. They also value employees who can tailor messages to different cultures and audiences.

Pro Tip:

Employers likely expect applicants to have a background in web content management, design, social media marketing, press relations, or related fields. Gain experience by offering to be the voice of campus groups on social media or to manage web content for small, local organizations.

Skill Sets & Experience

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

  • Critical thinking

  • Foreign language proficiency

  • Functional expertise in areas such as: marketing, writing, editing, media relations, graphic design, or social media

  • Cross-cultural communication skills