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Summer Doctoral Institute for Research and Study on Institutions, the State & Development in International Business

SDI
The Summer Doctoral Institute (SDI) provides leading doctoral students from across the U.S. an opportunity to conduct research on our Center’s theme of Institutions, the State and Development, in collaboration with aligned GW faculty experts. Both doctoral and faculty participants are recruited from a wide range of fields, such as business, economics, political science, public administration, international relations, and sociology. The students live together for two months in GW housing on our downtown Washington, D.C. campus to promote interaction and the development of a scholarly community.

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Global MBA Consulting Abroad Program (CAP)

CAPsAs part of the Global MBA curriculum, all first-year students participate in one of several Consulting Abroad Projects (CAP). A three-course sequence, taken during the spring semester, is designed to equip students with frameworks and skills to be implemented when leading their consulting projects. By the end of their first year of study all Global MBA students gain experience working on a faculty-mentored, team-based consultancy abroad.

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Online Resources

See below for useful links to GW organizations with international focus, websites devoted to careers in international business, international development, and international affairs, study abroad information, websites of periodical, and other international resources.

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GW Organizations with International Focus

AIESEC GW Chapter
AIESEC is a professional, student-based, international leadership development organization that offers opportunities to become global citizens, to develop practical skills, to take part in valuable experiences, and to shape the world. It is the world’s fourth largest non-profit organization, offering over 6,500 leadership positions and 5,000 international internship opportunities to students each year.

International Affairs Society
The International Affairs Society provides unmatched opportunities on and off campus for its members all driven and passionate students with an interest in international relations. On the Model United Nations conference circuit, in the classrooms of DC schools, throughout the Embassies of DC, and on campus listening to world-renowned speakers, members of the International Affairs Society enjoy the very rewarding ability to pursue their academic and social interests.

International Business Society
The GW International Business Club furthers the understanding of issues related to international business and promotes international career opportunities among members of the GWSB community. The organization is officially recognized by GW University and maintains close ties with the GW Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), the Department of International Business, and the Elliott School for International Affairs.

Careers in International Business

Career Journal
“CareerJournal.com is the Internet’s premier career site for executives, managers and professionals. The site’s job database offers more than 100,000 available positions, including job listings in the CareerJournal National Network, a database containing opportunities from across the U.S. CareerJournal’s resume database offers the most confidential access on the Web, and provides candidates with flexibility and security in posting their credentials online. Additionally, CareerJournal’s unlimited JobSeek Agents will alert candidates whenever a job is added that matches their criteria. CareerJournal’s articles and tools reflect the exceptional editorial resources of The Wall Street Journal, WSJ.com, the CareerJournal editorial team, an array of respected columnists and other key resources. Through daily updates and thousands of archived articles, you can explore hiring demand and salary data for a vast array of industries and job functions, and access a wealth of information on all aspects of job hunting and career management. Editorial features include more than a dozen noted columnists; a wide range of features to help with resume writing, interviewing, networking and negotiating a new job offer, as well as in-depth guidance on improving your current career.”

MBACareers.com (The Career Exposure Network)
The Career Exposure Network is a privately held e-recruiting network of premier niche sites that has been helping Fortune 1000 employers find top quality Women, Diversity and MBA candidates since 1996. Sites include: (i) CareerWomen.com – the National leader in Women’s online Recruiting; (ii) DiversitySearch.com – one of the leading job portals in the diversity space; (iii) MBACareers.com – serves the exclusive and highly sought-after MBA recruiting marketplace; and (iv) CareerExposure.com – serves as the general portal of the career network offering opportunities for college grads to the top c-levels executives. The Career Exposure NetworkTMmarkets its niche services directly to businesses committed to building a diverse work environment that embraces the unique skills and perspectives our niche candidates offer.

Association of MBAs
The Association of MBAs is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education.

International Jobs Center
The International Jobs Center and International Career Employment Weekly are managed by the Carlyle Corporation, a not-for-profit corporation whose only business is to identify and describe international career positions with employers in all sectors of the job market, around the world.

Stacy Berdan – International Careers Expert
Stacie Berdan is a marketing and communications consultant, an expert on international careers, an award-winning author and sought after speaker. Using her unique position working on campuses and in corporations around the world, she helps clients develop performance-based organizational modes to succeed in the changing global marketplace. Focusing on the elements of diversity-driven strategies, she helps employers and professional effectively deal with cross-cultural environments, the benefits of feminine leadership and the changing role of managers within the context of an increasingly global and virtual workplace. The website offers information, strategic advice and practical tips on what’s involved in going global.

United Nations Careers
The Organization provides real and valuable opportunities through a competency model based on a diverse range of programmes that include a wide selection of career planning and development workshops.

Women in International Trade (WIIT)
“The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is the premier non-partisan professional organization in Washington, D.C. for individuals, particularly women, who share a strong interest and expertise in the field of international trade. In addition to its first-rate substantive programs, WIIT is recognized for its range of professional development supports. It is the only trade organization in the Washington, DC area that keeps you ahead on trade news, while also expanding your professional skills and opportunities.” Through WIIT’s professional development page one can access a great variety of “job hunting” resources, organized within the following categories: Federal Government, International Job Opportunities, Women’s Career Opportunities, General Job Opportunities, and Career Planning Sites.

WetFeet’s Guide to Marketing Careers
WebFeet is an online career website that helps job seekers search for jobs, write better resumes and prepare for interviews. Through their extensive library and multiple insider guides, WebFeet.com provides opportunities for professionals to excel in their careers. Listed job postings cover a wide range of fields, including, but not limited to, Consulting, Investment, Real Estate, Accounting, Advertisement, Energy, Insurance, Journalism, Law, Manufacturing, and Telecommunications.

Careers in International Affairs and International Development

Relief Web
Relief Web is a global hub created by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and provides time-critical information on complex emergencies and natural disasters. The site also provides numerous “job hunting” resources for jobs in the International NGOs world.

Idealist.org
The website offers an abundance of resources for anyone who is interested in working in the nonprofit world on a variety of relevant social, economic, and political issues. The website features useful information for nonprofit managers, volunteers, job seekers, teachers, webmasters, consultants and vendors. Hundreds of job and volunteer opportunities are posted daily, relating to a wide variety of interest areas, including education, development issues, public affairs, communications, legal affairs, information technology, marketing, public relations, journalism, and others. Idealist.org also features information on nonprofit career fairs and graduate school career fairs.

Global Corps
The GlobalCorps website is the gateway to Personal Services Contract (PSC) positions with the U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA).

Chemonics
Chemonics is an organization that employs its services to over 90 countries worldwide. Most of its work is carried out under contract to USAID and other bilateral and multilateral aid donors. Chemonics offers management services, technical assistance, research, training and special expertise in communications, grant management, procurement, and performance monitoring. Chemonics’ website features job vacancies within the organization (both US- and overseas-based).

Foreign Policy Association
FPA is a non-profit organization founded in 1918 and a member of the World Affairs Council of America. It provides independent publications, programs, and forums to increase public awareness of matters relating to policy issues. The FPA website features multiple job opportunities, including internships, and volunteer positions spanning from research, to more hands-on jobs for example in the fields of humanitarian relief, developmental assistance, education, environmental issues, and health and youth.

Devnetjobs
Devnetjobs.com is one of the most effective portals to access development-related job postings and volunteer opportunities: a must-see for anybody interested in a career in the development field.

InterAction
“InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations. With more than 160 members operating in every developing country, InterAction works to overcome poverty, exclusion and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all.” InterAction offers several useful resources for people seeking paid or volunteer positions — in the US and abroad — with international relief and development agencies. Of particular interest are the following resources.

  • InterAction’s bi-weekly newsletter Monday Development which lists dozens of job opportunities at international organizations in each issue.
  • InterAction Member Profiles 2004-2005 is the bi-annual directory of the International humanitarian organizations that are members of InterAction.  It gives detailed portrait of these US-based nonprofits working to ease human suffering and strengthen people’s ability to help.
  • Global Works highlights volunteer, internship, and fellowship opportunities in international development. Providing information on opportunities from nearly 100 member organizations working in 120 countries, including the U.S., this is the perfect guide for students, mid-career adventures, retired goodwill seekers and persons of any age wishing to donate their time and skills while creating effective change in a developing world.

Opportunity Knocks
Opportunity Knocks is a national online job site, HR resource and career development destination focused exclusively on the nonprofit community.

Study Abroad

GW Office of International Programs
GW International is a partnership of University offices working to coordinate all aspects of international programs.

ISIC (International Student Identity Card)
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only globally recognized student identity document. The ISIC is the choice for over 4.5 million students, issued throughout 120 countries, with student access to over 40,000 benefits. Contact your local ISIC issuer and see more of your world with ISIC.

Go Abroad.com
GoAbroad.com is the leading international education and experiential travel resource. The company is committed to providing the most comprehensive international education and alternative travel databases. GoAbroad.com utilizes data driven programming to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information.

Periodicals

Other Resources

Gelman Library Global Resources Center
The Global Resources Center supports international and regional studies as emphasized throughout the courses and programs currently available to GW’s undergraduate and graduate students. The GRC focuses primarily upon the political, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the globe from the 20th Century onward.

Global Edge (Michigan State University)
A rich collection of thousands of international business resources selected based on content and usability. This section also includes proprietary Market Potential Indicators and the Database of International Business Statistics. Each resource has been selected and reviewed by the globalEDGETMTeam.

Everything International (Philadelphia University)
Everything International (Ev-In) is intended as an electronic library of resources for faculty, students, and practitioners in the field of international business.

Academy of International Business
The Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business.

CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

The Riley Guide
International Business Resources covering countries and regions