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CAREER PROSPECTS

Each one of us talks and interacts with people on our jobs, regardless of industry. The idea that intercultural skills are valuable only in certain careers is a myth. You could be interested in engineering, international education, diversity training, mathematics, conflict mediation, social services, software development, community liaising, reconciliation management, aeronautics, counseling, language education, technology development, cultural interpretation or intercultural training. Careers in intercultural work exist everywhere as the world gets increasingly connected and diverse. The skills and knowledge gained from intercultural experiences enable you to work effectively with people from many different backgrounds and this is an asset in any profession.

If you are considering a career as an interculturalist and are unsure of what that might look like, below is a list of career options for you to explore.

Please note: This is by no means an exhaustive list.

Examples of careers when your intercultural skills are an asset:  

  Consulting firms

  Curriculum manager

  Education and academia

  Engineering

  Financing

  Foreign services

  Government agencies

  Health and safety sector

  Humanitarian aid

  Immigration services

  International corporations

  Legal services

  Media industry

  Mediation and training

  Overseas businesses

  Policy analysis

  Public relations

  Research

  Sales and marketing

  Software development

  Technology sector

  Telecommunications

  Therapeutic services

  Translation or interpretation

If you want to explore these career options further, here are some sites to guide your search:

You can use your SFU computing ID and password to gain access to career exploration websites such as Career Cruising, Roadtrip Nation and Choices Explorer through SFU Career Services.

 https://www.sfu.ca/career/WCID/login-info.html

  Career Cruising
•  Roadtrip Nation
•  Choices Explorer

For opportunities abroad, check out:

•  AIESEC in Canada
•  My World Abroad

Source: SFU Career Services- Sites We Like