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Old 05-18-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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Why is there data on this job title if no such job exists?

International Trade Specialist Salary - Salary.com

There are even job openings available of this:
International Trade Specialist Jobs, Employment | Indeed.com

Can you give me a list of common job titles associated with International Trade? If it's not too much to ask for

thank you so much
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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Why is there data on this job title if no such job exists?

International Trade Specialist Salary - Salary.com

There are even job openings available of this:
International Trade Specialist Jobs, Employment | Indeed.com

Can you give me a list of common job titles associated with International Trade? If it's not too much to ask for

thank you so much
Nobody said the job didnt exist.

We are questioning the degree to get this job.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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It would make sense for a degree in International Trade to be useful for obtaining a job as an International Trade Specialist. It seems as though this degree was custom tailor-made for something like that.

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Old 05-18-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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These require a law background, though. International law governing trade. Have you considered law school? Jobs like these would tend to be all about the ITO, tariffs, etc. But you probably knew that already, since you're completing a degree in International Trade.

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Old 05-18-2013, 11:21 PM
 
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It would make sense for a degree in International Trade to be useful for obtaining a job as an International Trade Specialist. It seems as though this degree was custom tailor-made for something like that.

Nobody here thinks so. If you want to get the degree go for it, but I think you would be better off doing something like finance, accounting, economics, etc then getting a international MBA or going to law school.

You are acting somewhat defensive. You asked for our advice. It seems like you want us to confirm a decision you are not sure about instead of actually trying to learn something.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:01 AM
 
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These require a law background, though. International law governing trade. Have you considered law school? Jobs like these would tend to be all about the ITO, tariffs, etc. But you probably knew that already, since you're completing a degree in International Trade.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I also plan on getting a brokerage license.

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Nobody here thinks so. If you want to get the degree go for it, but I think you would be better off doing something like finance, accounting, economics, etc then getting a international MBA or going to law school.

You are acting somewhat defensive. You asked for our advice. It seems like you want us to confirm a decision you are not sure about instead of actually trying to learn something.
I'm not trying to be defensive. I just found it shocking that a college degree in International Trade wouldn't be suited for a job title called "International Trade Specialist". You have to excuse me, i'm just lost, lol

But really, I do value all of your responses and the time and effort you put into them.

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Old 05-19-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I also plan on getting a brokerage license.
What does this have to do with my post? Did you read the brief descriptions of the jobs in the listings you posted? Some say the job is about trade law. Do you know what the ITO is?

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I'm not trying to be defensive. I just found it shocking that a college degree in International Trade wouldn't be suited for a job title called "International Trade Specialist". You have to excuse me, i'm just lost, lol
You're already completing a degree in International Trade. You're asking what you should do for your MA. Maybe it would be helpful if you posted a list of courses that the MA program requires, so we can get a better idea of the option you have your heart set on. Does it include law classes on International Trade, the history of GATT and the formation of the ITO (I would think you'd already have covered this in your BA), economics, international relations, federal trade regs, etc.? International trade isn't about geography so much as it's about international studies, law, economics, to some extent politics/political economics, business, the Bretton Woods institutions and international banking, and so on. If the MA program covers all this in more depth than you've done in the BA program, then: have at it!

You may be asking the wrong people re: how competitive you'd be for those jobs you linked. You should ask people in the target institutions where you'd like to work, or the graduate professors in your department. This thread has been up for a week, now. Is there a reason why you haven't done some of this preliminary research through your own university resources? The undergrad and graduate advisers in your department would be able to tell you what employers come to the department to recruit graduates, and when their job seminars are usually scheduled (normally in the spring). Attending those job seminars is one good way of a) finding out more about the job qualifications sought, and b) getting your foot in the door. Use the free resources available to you at the university. Your tuition helps pay for academic advisers, the job placement office, and other services.

Here's something to consider: how does your school rank among all the schools offering degrees in International Trade? How high it ranks determines whether or not it's even on the schedule for job recruiters' tours. If it's not in the top few nationally, you'd do well to find out which schools are tops, and do your MA there.

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Old 05-19-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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What does this have to do with my post? Did you read the brief descriptions of the jobs in the listings you posted? Some say the job is about trade law. Do you know what the ITO is?

You're already completing a degree in International Trade. You're asking what you should do for your MA. Maybe it would be helpful if you posted a list of courses that the MA program requires, so we can get a better idea of the option you have your heart set on. Does it include law classes on International Trade, the history of GATT and the formation of the ITO (I would think you'd already have covered this in your BA), economics, international relations, federal trade regs, etc.? International trade isn't about geography so much as it's about international studies, law, economics, to some extent politics/political economics, business, the Bretton Woods institutions and international banking, and so on. If the MA program covers all this in more depth than you've done in the BA program, then: have at it!

You may be asking the wrong people re: how competitive you'd be for those jobs you linked. You should ask people in the target institutions where you'd like to work, or the graduate professors in your department. This thread has been up for a week, now. Is there a reason why you haven't done some of this preliminary research through your own university resources? The undergrad and graduate advisers in your department would be able to tell you what employers come to the department to recruit graduates, and when their job seminars are usually scheduled (normally in the spring). Attending those job seminars is one good way of a) finding out more about the job qualifications sought, and b) getting your foot in the door. Use the free resources available to you at the university. Your tuition helps pay for academic advisers, the job placement office, and other services.

Here's something to consider: how does your school rank among all the schools offering degrees in International Trade? How high it ranks determines whether or not it's even on the schedule for job recruiters' tours. If it's not in the top few nationally, you'd do well to find out which schools are tops, and do your MA there.
I haven't chosen a Graduate school yet so I can't post a curriculum. The deadlines are next winter so yeah, I know I have to get on it.

I have scheduled an appointment with my adviser regarding career opportunities but they are out of the office until next week (scheduling gets funny now since it's now a summersession and not a normal semester).

What is a good international trade ranking system to use? like USNews? Forbes? My school has just recently created the International Trade-BA program last Fall.

Not sure if these are relevant but-

My school's Graduate Geography program is ranked #16 nationally. At my school, International Trade is apart of the Geography department:
2013 Geography Graduate Program Rankings | Geographical Perspectives

My school's Business School is ranked #75 on USNews's rankings
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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The International Trade BA is new at your school? Is there an MA?

OK, good, so make a list of questions to ask the adviser. Aside from career opp'ties, ask if job recruiters come to the department to recruit graduates. Ask what schools she'd recommend for an MA in the same field. Since the BA program is new, you can't ask what jobs graduates have received in that field. You could ask about internships, though.

Summer session already? *whew* Time flies. You have one year left? I thought you were graduating in June. If you have a year left, you have plenty of time to research your options. That takes some pressure off.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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It's worthless. It ought to be classified as a scam in regards to the prices these universities charge for essentially useless degrees.
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