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Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • community development worker
  • community engagement specialist
  • corporate social responsibility officer
  • ESL teacher
  • event coordinator
  • global engagement program manager
  • human rights lawyer
  • international development research consultant
  • NGO program coordinator/manager
  • policy analyst
  • refugee sponsorship and settlement associate
  • teacher in an international school
  • volunteer coordinator

Sample of Industries / Types of Employers

  • community agencies
  • cultural industry
  • educational institutions
  • ESL programs
  • government (federal, provincial, municipal)
  • international schools
  • international businesses
  • non-profit organizations
  • peace and human rights organizations
  • philanthropic foundations
  • relief/development organizations
  • research organizations
  • social policy consulting firms
  • think tanks
  • United Nations

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Functional Knowledge

  • Articulate knowledge of the fundamental methods, principles, and concepts of international education, global affairs and international development.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of social, economic, and cultural relationships and processes shaping the context for both educational practice and socio-economic development.
  • Demonstrate international-mindedness in courses and placements which cultivate critical social-justice pedagogy and culturally sustaining practices.
  • Develop abilities in teaching pedagogies in broad foundational areas including numeracy and literacy.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to employ interdisciplinary theoretical concepts and methodological tools to research and analyze global challenges, as well as reflect on the role of education in addressing them.
  • Discover how information is sourced, valued and used in creating new knowledge.

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Work collegially and effectively in groups or teams to develop innovative approaches to problems and carry out assignments.
  • Lead and/or contribute to projects, including determining goals, planning details, making decisions and completing tasks.
  • Work effectively as part of a team by identifying your role and collaborating with others for team success.
  • Engage in individual and collective endeavours to address social, environmental or political challenges, whether in the classroom or in communities.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviour, including sensitivity to individual perspectives and diversity.


  • Explain information, ideas and opinions effectively, both verbally and in writing, with approaches suitable to a variety of audiences, learning environments and organizational cultures.
  • Present information in multiple kinds of media, using current technology, for optimal effectiveness in the classroom, and maximum reach and impact within society.
  • Apply practices of listening, critical reflection and argument to engage in productive dialogue across social and cultural difference.
  • Articulate a critical perspective on education in global contexts and identify the prominence of certain languages and positions (e.g., the privilege of knowing English) in relationship to power and justice.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

  • Use a variety of sources to prepare informative reports and presentations that address specific questions for organizations or generate key learning outcomes in the classroom.
  • Critically interpret information and apply knowledge to new situations.
  • Set priorities and meet deadlines by managing time, data and resources.
  • Make well-reasoned decisions by identifying and considering all sides of an issue and different ways of engaging in learning, dialogue and action.
  • Tackle problems with creative approaches that turn challenges into opportunities.