Josef Korbel School of International Studies - Graduate Students

Welcome Korbel Graduate Students and Alumni!

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Find internship registration polices and procedures here!

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Job and Internship Search Toolkit

S.T.A.R. (Situation, Task, Action, Result) provides a valuable outline to concisely communicate a specific story that shows, instead of just tells, employers about your KSAs (knowledge, skills, and abilities). Use this method to create effective resume bullet points, cover letter paragraphs, and to structure interview answers.

Each resume should be tailored for a specific internship or job, and we generally do not recommend using a stock template.

Each internship or job application requires a customized, skills-based cover letter.

Writing T.R.A.P.S. – avoid common writing mistakes in your cover letters!

S.T.A.R. Method for writing strong, skills-based cover letter paragraphs

Informational interviews help you gain a better understanding of an occupation or industry, as well as build a network of contacts in the field.

Tracking sheet to organize your target list for your job and internship search.

Ready to interview for a job or internship?

More than 70% of jobs are found through networking. LinkedIn is the primary tool we recommend for networking.

Tracking sheet to organize your professional network.

Denver Area Networking Groups:

Washington DC:

Linktank lists events, workshops, and jobs for students and professionals in the area.

Congratulations on landing a job offer! Think critically about the offer, and where you might have room to negotiate salary or benefits.

Internship and Job Data

Exploring Your Options

Staying in the U.S. after graduation is often a goal for foreign students. We also encourage you to broaden your job search to your home country and other countries welcoming professional immigration. Here are some resources to get you started:

Korbel students are competitive for many fellowships including:

Visit our video library below to view virtual information sessions for many of these fellowships.

If you are just getting started in your search, check out this fellowship database to view more than 1,000 possibilities.

Writing T.R.A.P.S. – avoid common writing mistakes in your fellowship applications!

Examples of multilateral organizations:

Navigating the complicated multilateral system means visiting a number of different job search sites as there isn’t just one online platform for all jobs.

APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) has a YouTube channel with a number of videos related to working in this sector.

Looking for information on typical graduate career paths? Check out these resources from APSIA (Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs):

Our office can administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). We can also walk you through skills and values assessment exercises, and discuss strengths to help you determine your ideal career fit.




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