Careers

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 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.