University of Vermont

CAS Global and Regional Studies

Global and Regional Studies

Alumni with a degree in Global and Regional Studies, (formerly known as Area & International Studies or International Studies) with emphases available in Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Russia and Eastern Europe, pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Global and Regional Studies.

Job Title

Career Industry

Clubhouse Manager Hospitality
Product Information Specialist Banking, Commerce and Retail
Spanish Teacher Secondary Education
Communications Specialist Public Transportation
Analyst State Legislature
Technical Writer Technical Writing
Production Manager Printing and Publishing
Global Affairs Officer Federal Government
Project Manager Conservation Ecology
Coordinator of Campus Programs Education Administration
Account Director Marketing
Medical Technician Public Health
Staff Assistant US Congress
Program Coordinator Agricultural Education
Administrative Assistant Environmental Software
Policy Analyst Legislative Lobbying Firm
Consultant Consulting
Manager of Technical Services Library Science
Product Representative Health Services

Recent Employers

Elizabeth Arden Boston Children’s Museum
Massachusetts Department of Education American Cancer Society
Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc. Koch Industries
Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation, Inc. St. Michael’s College
Allstate Insurance Companies County of Los Angeles Public Library
Frito-Lay, Inc. Moore Huntley Productions

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Geography

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Isolating the specific from the general

Speaking to groups
Flexibility/adaptability Developing new agendas for old problems

Translating ideas/languages
Explaining other cultures
Persuasive speaking 
Explaining other cultures

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Observing people
Describing & evaluating issues/problems/events
Comparing ideas/translations

Reviewing/evaluating projects or ideas
Planning and administering programs

Organizing ideas/materials
Simplifying complex data
Maintaining records/tabulating data

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Understanding & interpreting other cultures 
Sensitivity to cultural perceptions/viewpoints

Opportunities to test generalizations against the particular reality of a geographical area and its people

Knowledge of survey research methods
Grasping of complex case histories
Ability to speak another language

To learn more about majoring in Global and Regional Studies at UVM go to: http://www.uvm.edu/~global/

Last modified June 20 2016 03:39 PM