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International Social Worker

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play an increasingly large role in the health of communities worldwide. Aid, relief, and development agencies look for skilled workers who offer cultural understanding, adaptability, commitment, language skills and international experience. Positions available at NGOs include fundraising, engineering and other technically skilled jobs, as well as opportunities in health care, communications, economic development and management.

W&J’s nationally recognized study abroad programs will give you the opportunity to explore opportunities for development work in third world countries. Domestic organizations like VISTA and Teach for America also welcome W&J graduates.

To work in an NGO, you can major in practically any area of interest and supplement your major course work with some of the following to ensure marketability in the nonprofit arena:

ANT 263

The Developing World

ACC 361

Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting

BIO 314

Immunology

BUS 301

Organizational Behavior and Management Principles

ECN 405

Economic Development

ENG 201

Professional Writing

EVS 201

Environmental Issues in the Developed and Developing World

CIS 275

Web Design and Development

POL 120

World Politics

POL 331

Politics of Developing Countries

POL 220

U.S. Foreign Policy

PSY 225

Social Psychology

SOC 261

World Societies

 

Any modern language through the 200 level

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