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Career development in International Develeopment and Social Change - Clark University

Career Development

Career Development is an important component to your success in the International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) Department. By assisting you to develop a comprehensive and customized plan that integrates your research and practice into a unique, rewarding career path, we ensure that you complete your degree ready to put your education to work.

As you progress through your studies at IDCE, you will also progress through career development activities, with the goal of identifying the career path that links your professional goals with rewarding internships, employment, or a career in academia. We offer several events throughout the year intentionally planned for strategically important moments during the your time at IDCE to ensure that our offerings are relevant to where you are at in your graduate education.

Among the many tools available to you as an IDCE student are:

  • A database featuring internship, job postings, and career advice specifically tailored for IDCE students.
  • Career development events covering topics such as:
    • Identifying internship or career paths
    • Managing your search for an internship or job
    • What to expect at an internship or job if you are an international student
    • Resume and cover letter writing
    • Interviewing
    • Networking with alumnae and with other practitioners and scholars
    • Negotiating salary for your first job after graduate school
  • Individual career planning meetings.
  • Resume and cover letter review.
  • Practice interviews.