Well! Are you someone who is very well acquainted with the On-going affairs within and outside the country, then you are surely going to be making love with this topic. If you are someone who becomes frenzied on the topics like Donald Trump and Real Madrid FC, you are going to have a good time exploring this topic.
With the on-going Globalization process, the markets not only have been brought closer to each other but also countries have been in total reach of each other, they now have a greater admiration for each other’s trade as well as cultural practices. In such a situation the relations have gone Bilateral and also sometimes it goes Multilateral. The interaction involved may be between two different companies or two varied Governments but the need of an expertise who can better the relations between them remains the same. The interaction sometimes becomes quite berserk and involves legal issues and proceedings as well.
If one wishes to make his/her career in this field, then one is expected to achieve a Master’s degree and then look for the relevant option which you becomes well. The career option ranges from the Government related options till the NGOs.
Some of the career options which one can undertake in this field are as follows:
Indian Foreign Service
This is one of the most taken and awaited jobs for the individuals in this field. This being a prestigious job has different perks. It gives an environment where one can learn about the International Relations which India has with a different nation. Also one gets an absolute chance of earning in a gratuitous manner. For being recruited in this job, one needs to be absolutely sure about his/her career option since the recruitment of Indian Foreign Services is done by the UPSC which conducts the Civil Services Examination each year for taking people in different posts such as IAS, IPS, IFS etc. The level of this exam is not only high but also the high level of competition makes the matter worse. The appearing in this exam is an extremely gruesome and cumbersome process but if one is sure about his/her potential, then the CAT is surely going to come out of the bag.
International Agencies and NGOs
Various NGOs look forward in recruiting the people who are having a deep understanding of various cultures, people, society, and languages. They seek for the betterment of the people and some of them host joint cultural ties and ceremonies on a regular basis. The salary which one gets depends upon the level f the expertise which one has obtained during his/her course of study.
Journalism is also a powerful option in this regard. Various news concerning International and Diplomatic Relations is there and can be handled only by those who have a grip on the International Studies. Some of the news like the arrest of Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the USA etc. involves a large-scale understanding of the Diplomatic ties which India shares with different countries. One can go for writing or broadcasting department depending upon the interests which one possesses.
Various Business Schools
One can also go for making a career in Management Sector. Since the study of the International Studies involves the study of different Economies, currencies etc.so one is quite well versed with these Finance related stuff also and can go for different Management related exams like CAT, MAT, SNAP, XAT, GMAT, GRE, etc.
Teaching option can be considered at the last because there are very few institutions in India which provide courses in International Studies and International Relations.One can plan accordingly. Educational Institutions like JNU offers specialisation in this subject. After completing Master’s degree, one has to clear the exam NET and can thereby apply for all the related institutions. The options are quite limited in India but outside India, this is a very healthy and promising career option. So if you have decided to proceed in this field, you should not get disheartened in any way. Give your best shot and be risk-friendly.