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Know Your Skills

You’ve already got skills!

While working towards your degree you will develop skills inside and outside the classroom that will attract the attention of employers and help you achieve your future goals. Knowing what your skills are is the first step.

Bachelor of International Business Skills & Knowledge

GlobalFinancial_600x400  Skills and knowledge you may gain from your program:

  • Write, prepare and present well-organized and effective reports on business issues using current information and communication technologies
  • Identify, recognize, evaluate and gather relevant data to effectively address a question, issue, and/or problem while taking into account culturally diverse points of view
  • Develop and evaluate informed alternative solutions using appropriate analytical techniques
  • Apply theoretical concepts to develop innovative, practical business solutions
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of business settings in a foreign language
  • Assess the impact of culture when evaluating business alternatives in international settings
  • Critically analyze and evaluate when and how to make business decisions appropriate to different settings around the world
  • Analyze and evaluate how global events and trends impact countries, business, individuals and management practices

Transferable Skills

Transferable skills are a core set of skills and personal attributes that you can develop almost anywhere! They allow you to be adaptable and to succeed in virtually any work or school environment, as well as in everyday life. As a Carleton student, you are already gaining these valuable skills when you study, work at a Co-op or part-time job, volunteer, complete a practicum, join a club or engage in sports, even when doing group projects.

Here is a list of transferable skills which are highly sought after by employers. It was developed according to reports and research produced by provincial and federal governments, think tanks, and professional associations. Scroll through to learn more about People, Research & Planning, Thinking, and Personal Skills and to identify the skills you are developing!

Visit the Bachelor of International Business website for more resources 

Future Possibilities with a Bachelor of International Business

There are many paths and possibilities available to you upon graduation. The path that you choose to take with your degree will be influenced by a number of things: your skills, interests and values, the job market, the people you meet and even chance events!  

Here is a sample of the diverse career paths of recent alumni created using data from LinkedIn. You can also check out career paths of Carleton alumni by visiting LinkedIn. Some positions may require additional education, training and experience.   

  • Debt Capital Market Analyst in Real Estate
  • Operations Management in International Finance
  • Global Asset Analyst in Asset Management
  • Credit Officer in International Banking
  • Brand Supervisor in Marketing
  • Social Media Senior Account Officer in Internet Marketing
  • Junior Trade Policy Officer In Federal Government
  • Trade Specialist in Federal Government
  • Business Analyst in Computer Software
  • Financial Planner in Commercial Banking
  • Human Resources Manager in Construction
  • Fund Development Officer in Non-Profit
  • Supply Chain Analyst in Supermarket Industry
  • Internet Marketing Manager in Private Education
  • Assistant Development Executive in International Investment and Trade Promotion

  • Financial Advising Services
  • Policy Analysis
  • Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Planning
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Government Administration
  • Product Development
  • Underwriting
  • International Affairs
  • Project or Program Management
  • Public Relations and Communications
  • Consultancy
  • Writing and Editing

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst
  • Segregated Funds Services Associate
  • Litigation Associate
  • Senior Account Manager
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Senior Capital Analyst
  • Investment Funds Associate
  • Global Equities Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • International Business Development Specialist
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Account Services and Marketing Coordinator
  • Plan Implementation Manager
  • Senior Brands Experience Manager
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Operations Officer
  • Digital Analyst

Get Involved, Gain Skills

Getting involved in on- and off-campus activities for pay or as a volunteer helps develop skills, build resumes, construct successful graduate and professional school applications, and will help you to succeed in life after graduation. It will also help you to clarify your interests and strengths.

Within Your Program

Many programs have societies and clubs which provide excellent opportunities for you to get to know your peers and discuss topics related to your degree. Your department may also offer opportunities to get involved in conferences, associations, co-op and practicum placements, events, and research. Your professors are also an invaluable resource.

Visit your department’s office or website to discover events and opportunities for current students.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Co-Curricular Record

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an official document of your involvement outside of the classroom.

Search the Co-Curricular Record to find activities that will match your interests and build your employability skills.

Visit the CCR Website 


Step 1 – Connect with Career Services and access numerous resources to:

  • Explore career paths
  • Identify and showcase your skills to increase your employability
  • Strategically look for jobs, volunteer and experiential opportunities

Step 2 – Check out the LinkedIn Students App to:

  • Discover jobs that are a good fit for your degree, see career paths of recent alumni and build your network