The Master of Arts in Applied International Studies is designed to help professionals advance in their careers and to open doors to new possibilities in the complex and changing world of international affairs. Whether you’re looking to move up in your current organization or transition to a different job or career, the MAAIS program can help make it happen.
MAAIS students come from a range of professional backgrounds. Graduates of the program are well prepared to find jobs or advance their careers as diplomats, business executives, global health practitioners, trade specialists, development experts, security analysts, military professionals and more. For a detailed list of typical Jackson School career paths, see the Jackson School Alumni Employment Profiles.
Built-In Career Development and Networking
MAAIS students benefit from a variety of career development resources, including:
- The Jackson School Office of Career and Professional Development, which offers coaching, mentoring, networking opportunities and career workshops and also shares current professional opportunities available around the globe.
- Jackson School public events, which draw international affairs practitioners from across the community and facilitate learning and networking.
- The University of Washington Career Center, which provides information, training and resources to help UW students realize their career ambitions.
The Jackson School Alumni Network
Since the Jackson School of International Studies was established in 1909, it has launched graduates into prominent careers around the world. The Jackson School alumni network spans from Seattle to Washington, D.C., and Japan to Johannesburg.
Through formal alumni functions and informal outreach efforts, MAAIS students will have the opportunity to tap into this dynamic network of professionals. The Jackson School also features a student-alumni mentor program that pairs current students with alumni who can help answer questions and provide career guidance.