Global Studies graduates have gone on to pursue advanced degrees and successful careers in fields including international business and consulting; international non-profit organizations specializing in issues like environment; health, population, and food; the foreign service and other government agencies; policy analysis; research; print and broadcast journalism; the Peace Corps and other international development organizations; higher education; and social activism throughout the U.S. and the world.
Our programs provide a strong liberal arts education enhanced by significant cross-cultural and linguistic competence, skills that serve our graduates well in a wide variety of careers. Students who major in Global Studies learn to see complex connections through systemic and holistic thinking.
Alum Blends Storytelling and Cinematography
A typical day at the office for Tyler Wilkinson-Ray ’13 might involve standing in knee-deep snow on a 40-degree slope while keeping a video camera steady in subzero temperatures. It's part of the quest to capture a few seconds of action—perhaps a skier suddenly flying over the lip of a jump—at just the right angle. Not typical, perhaps, for a global studies major with a concentration in anthropology. But Wilkinson-Ray says his experience at UVM was integral to his work making short documentaries and commercial films.
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