Course Selection

  • GSHS 2000: Introduction to Global Studies

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet regularly with your academic advisor and consult with them when you have concerns about admission to particular classes or need more information about class requirements.

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Gain Experience

  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your résumé.

Get Involved


Course Selection

  • Choose your Minor; required for degree program

Ask for Assistance

Gain Experience

  • Attend Study Abroad Fair
  • Use LinkedIn to to identify past graduates in your major and set up informational interviews and shadowing opportunities to gain further understanding of your major in the world of work.
  • Seek a summer term part time position in the apparel industry.

Get Involved

  • Look for more opportunities on campus to engage by utilizing AUInvolve to identify organizations you’re interested in joining.


Course Selection

  • GSHS 3000: Global Studies Lecture Series
  • GSHS 3010: GSHS Professional Development

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with someone in the University Career Center (UCC) to explore career options and receive individualized assistance

Gain Experience

  • Begin preparation for your required global internship. Work with your academic advisor and the College of Human Sciences Global Education Office to coordinate your experience.

Get Involved


Course Selection

  • GSHS 4920: Global Studies Internship, GSHS 5000: Global Studies Capstone

Ask for Assistance

  • Explore the city and company with which you would like to work for internship placement and post-graduation employment
  • Ask UCC for help in updating your résumé and preparing for job interviews

Gain Experience

  • Stay in touch with contacts you develop in your global internship and leverage your network for employment.

Get Involved

  • Connect with AU alumni and stakeholders to enhance professional opportunities

General Information

The program is designed to educate students on relevant global issues, the realities of globalization, and how local and global issues are interconnected. The program prepares individuals to enter into fields associated with international nutrition, hunger and food insecurity, microlending and entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, and related areas.

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Holland's Code: IES

  • Investigative
  • Enterprising
  • Social


Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

  • ENTJ

*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated


  • Relationships
  • Independence
  • Working Conditions


  • Active Listening
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Service Orientation
  • Active Learning

Job and Internship Opportunities

RSS Sample of Positions Currently Listed on Handshake Hiring Global Studies Majors

Meet Your Career Contacts

University Career Center Liaison

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Last modified: August 11, 2020