Using Your Degree

Students in class
"St. Kate's is centered around women's values and leadership. You can reach your potential here."

— Nelum Madanayake, IR major

St. Kate's degree in international relations is excellent preparation for a range of careers — just look at our graduates. Among them:

  • Diana Ponraja Paulraj, senior financial analyst at World Wildlife Fund (double major international relations and international business and economics)
  • Jennifer Rogers Shirshov, area systems coordinator at the U.S. Social Security Administration
  • Hillary Spreizer, senior IT recruiter at The Latitude Group (double major international relations and political science)
  • Candace Slaughter McCabe, instructional supervisor, Berlitz Language School in Japan
  • Jenny Michaelson, consultant at Keyot management consulting firm (double major international relations and Spanish)

Foreign service

Some St. Kate's graduates, such as Janessa Schilmoeller and Heather Hodges, take the competitive U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Officer Test. Janessa plans to become a public diplomacy officer; Hodges is the former U.S. ambassador to Ecuador and Moldova.

Graduate School

Your St. Kate's degree in international relations will open doors for graduate or professional study in many fields. Our alumnae include:

  • Amanda Yourchuck, who has worked in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland; she is pursuing a master's degree in public administration and international relations at Syracuse University.
  • Sokunthy Yean is working on an MBA at Southern New Hampshire University.
  • Clara Burgert completed a master's in public health, with a focus on global epidemiology, at Emory University.
  • Robyn Lunda Nguyen earned a master's degree in information systems from the University of Maryland.