Career Planning

The University of Colorado Denver provides free career counseling to INTS students. The staff at the Career Center are eager to provide assistance with developing your career. For information about career planning, contact the Career Center in the Tivoli room 260. The Director is Sarah Trzeciak, 303.556.2250,

Please begin by reading our Career Brief for International Studies.  We have listed career possibilities and relevant websites to help you begin your career planning. Also check out International Business Resources in Denver.

The INTS program maintains a Career Advisory Group to help ensure that graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities for successful international careers. Current members include:

  • Dane Erickson, Eastern Congo Initiative
  • Jessica Harig, Posner Center
  • Alana Jones, Office of Internatinal Affairs, CU Denver
  • Timothy Martinez, Office of Economic Development, City of Denver
  • Cedar Wolf, Peace Corps

Researching Opportunities

One key to planning your career is finding out what possibilities exist. Besides government and private sector career options, many books contain information about non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and aid agencies. Many of these books are available in the reference section of the Auraria Library. Be sure to check out:

  • Careers in International Affairs, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 2014. 
  • International Jobs: Where They Are, How to Get Them, Eric Kocher, Nina Segal, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, New York, New York., 2006.

In addition, students will find extensive information on international business and international business education on the University of Colorado Denver IIB-CIBER website.

Internet Research

Below are some useful sites:

Job Search Planning

Students sometimes make the mistake of waiting to conduct their job search until after graduation. The time to search for jobs is during the time that they are earning their degree. Please meet with an INTS advisor to receive an INTS career planning packet that contains two approaches (one semester or two semesters) and additional resources. Completion of a plan does not guarantee employment in the field, but it will significantly increase one’s chances.