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International Business: take advantage of opportunities that may become once-in-a-lifetime experiences.


What are recent graduates doing now?

A 2008 graduate who majored in International business and marketing started her professional career as a buyer at SuperValu, and is currently a strategic sourcing analyst at Cargill.  While she was at St. Thomas she was the student coordinator for the Small Business Institute, and she also studied abroad. 

As part of his International Business major, Demar studied in China. While there he completed research on American companies operating in China as part of the McNair Scholars program, and volunteered at the Shanghai Renewal Center, an organization that addresses the needs of homeless migrants from rural China. He completed internships at Mid-America Financial Group, and at Monster Diversity Leadership Program. He worked as an engineering intern at Precision Air and Energy Services LLC in Denver, and is currently working in GE Aviation’s Financial Management Program.  His advice to others considering studying in China:  “Challenge yourself.  You don’t know what you’re capable of.  Be prepared for a rigorous experience, but also for the most fun you’ll have in your life.” 

Learning opportunities outside of the classroom:

Internships. Because UST is located in the heart of a thriving business community, there are many opportunities for internships. Companies such as Target, Best Buy and 3M regularly employ our business students in a variety of work assignments.

Study abroad. All international business students at UST spend a semester studying abroad. Typically this includes an internship with a company that is indigenous to the country where the student chooses to study. This experience, combined with on-campus instruction, gives our students insights into the culture and practices of an international company that few students have the opportunity to witness.

Faculty at work

Members of the Management Department are actively engaged in consulting with local and regional businesses. This keeps them current with the latest business practices, which they integrate into their teaching. They also are conducting research in areas such as human resource strategy, student intercultural development resulting from studying abroad, mid-career development and intercultural team development.

What jobs are possible with an International Business major?

  • International logistics coordinator
  • International customer service coordinator
  • Interpreter
  • Account manager
  • Native English teacher
  • Management trainee
  • Community liaison
  • Retail buyer
  • Purchasing manager
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