Career Opportunities

Our career opportunities

Our students benefit from rigorous training by faculty who are highly recognized for their research for decades; a strong program in social science methods; close interaction with faculty members; and multiple opportunities for professional development. Because of our small size, we provide more personalized instruction, support, and mentoring than is typically found at larger institutions.

There is no “typical” career path for U.S and Canadian Studies department graduates. However, below is a general description of options and where some our alumni have found employment. Graduates have also joined educational institutions, and non-profit organizations with a focus on political, economic, and social issues. Our graduates often join Korean government agencies, such as the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of education, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).

While the U.S and Canadian Studies program does not have a formal job placement office, the faculty and staff support student efforts at obtaining employment, and the program has a strong alumni network in Seoul, which also assists in student job placement.