On Thursday, September 22nd at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, IL, professionals in the private, public, and non-profit sector along with students were able to meet the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) admissions team to learn more about a few amazing opportunities.

The students and professionals discovered ways to pair work experience with a graduate degree to transform their career! In addition to receiving a stellar education, students gain APSIA’s alumni networks and career advancement opportunities.

Dating back to the late 1970s and early 1980s, APSIA has posed the question: How can deans and directors from leading schools of international affairs better prepare students for professional careers in the field? The organization was founded with the intent to serve students and support their career goals. APSIA understands:


“The world is interconnected. Trade; communication technologies; health and security concerns; our shared environment; and personal relationships tie us all together.

Careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors demand professionals who reflect and understand that interdependence. Graduate schools of international affairs help you to weave these different strands together — and set you apart from other candidates.

International affairs programs equip graduates with an understanding of regions, languages, and global trends. They provide skills in project management; problem solving; teamwork; and analysis. Cross-cultural training is not an add-on to the curriculum; rather, students live it every day as they mix with classmates from a diverse range of backgrounds.”

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-9-34-46-amAPSIA graduates excel in the public, private and non- governmental sectors. On average 35% of APSIA graduates go into the public sector, 30% are employed in the private sector, 30% work in the non-governmental sector, and 5% are in other sectors. APSIA graduates run businesses, work for peace, expand trade, counsel governments, and much more.




Learn more about the alumni networks and career advancement opportunities. More information here