Thank you for your interest in recruiting graduate students from the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at UC San Diego. Please select from the links at the left to explore the Office of Career Services' site and the recruiting opportunities available at IR/PS.
IR/PS is the only graduate school of international relations in the world-renowned University of California system. The program goes beyond traditional international affairs or business management to specialize in the commerce, politics, economics, and public policies of the Pacific region - Asia and the Americas.Our graduates distinguish themselves with the ability to:
- identify new challenges systematically
- analyze information rigorously
- present solutions clearly
IR/PS graduates approach new projects with a systematic focus. Early in the program, students complete graduate coursework in accounting, statistics, managerial economics, and policy studies. These courses require students to establish a framework, collect the proper data and think about each question holistically. IR/PS graduates are unique in their equal comfort reading financial reports, tracking principal-agent relationships, and/or dealing with raw statistical data.
IR/PS graduates conduct thorough, rigorous analyses. Coursework in finance, cost-benefit analysis, econometrics, managerial decision-making, and institutional engineering prepare them to analyze projects from a variety of angles. They will feel comfortable developing a strategic plan for one client, while building pro-forma financial statements for another. And throughout the program students are required to work on real-world projects with actual clients and prospective employers.
IR/PS graduates have successful careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. See profiles of some of our accomplished alumni and to view our latest hiring statistics. We invite employers to register with our online system, IRPSCAREERS, or contact Career Services staff to post an internship or job, arrange for a customized resume collection, make arrangements to deliver a company information session, or conduct on-campus interviews.