International Relations provides you with the tools to make a difference in the world. Whether you achieve your global goals through an international organization, diplomacy or foreign service, or advanced studies in fields like international public policy or global affairs, your experience at Lawrence provides a solid foundation for a world of opportunities.

Lawrentians can go on to enjoy careers in public and global affairs, law, policy research, political campaigning, diplomacy, international development, communications and PR, finance and wealth management, education (secondary & higher ed), journalism.

They can also earn advanced degrees international business, development studies, urban planning, political science, and law.

Educational Outcomes

Recent International Relations graduates have gone on to pursue graduate and professional school programs that include:

  • Erasmus University, Governance of Migration and Diversity Public Administration, M.P.A.
  • Yenching Academy at Peking University, China Studies, Masters
  • University of Chicago, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Masters

Employment Outcomes

Recent International Relations graduates have pursued full-time employment in roles that include:

  • Research Assistant Intern, Middle East Institute
  • LOPC Coordinator, Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC)
  • Multifamily Real Estate Analyst, Freddie Mac
  • Community Outreach Specialist, Illinois General Assembly
  • Project Manager, Epic
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