International Business, Consulting,
Leading up to this final chapter, we have attempted to provide the broadest possible cross section of the jobs and careers available in international education, exchange, and development. We certainly, however, have not covered all the possibilities.
International business, consulting, and research are rapidly growing employment sectors with many intriguing opportunities for globally oriented job seekers. You may find that one of these types of careers in international affairs is best suited to your skills and your cause: perhaps as a crosscultural trainer for a corporation; as a consultant for a USAID for-profit contractor; as a grants officer for a foundation that funds international projects; or as a researcher for a think tank.
All of these positions fall within the realm of international education, exchange, and development. As the private sector continues to expand, as more businesses continue to take their operations international, and as a greater number of consultants with internationally specific skills are needed, the number and kinds of jobs that can be characterized as international will grow. We present this final chapter as an attempt to nick the surface and highlight a few of the possibilities that lie beyond what we have presented in the previous eleven chapters.
There are a multitude of international employment opportunities in the business sector, particularly as more and more multinational corporations become involved in training and development activities that were previously confined to the nonprofit world. As the boundaries between government, business, and the social (nonprofit) sector blur, there is an