Ok, so I am currently at Syracuse University w/ a major in IR concentration in International Political Economy.
I am interested in international development and international organizations (UN, OECD, etc), but I am also trying to figure out what kind of private sectors jobs are good fits for people with a masters in IR.
- I have gotten into dual ECN/IR program at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, which is a good school, however that's were I did my undergrad (although I was gone for 1.5 years studying abroad).
- I also just got into the Elliott School at GWU. I am excited about that, although it will be a lot more expensive, DC has a lot of great IR style experience.
- I am waiting to hear back from the MS in Global Affairs program, part of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at NYU. I actually don't know anything about this program except it is NYU, they emailed me (which is how I heard of it) and their Private Sector: International Business concentration looked really interesting.
Another factor is my soon-to-be fiancÚ, is planning to study corporate law (he already has a masters in economic law from France) and NYC would probably be the best place for him (although I've heard somethings about good firms in DC).
If anyone would like to share their input on any part of my situation, it would be much appreciated. My main questions are:
1. Is the NYU MS in Global Affairs program any good? No one seems to have heard of it, and I only recently realized it was very different from the rather well-ranked MA in IR from the NYU department of politics.
2. Would it be stupid to go to DC if I would probably eventually like to live and work in NYC? I figure DC will give me a lot of good experience for the next 2 years anyway.
3. Anyone have any insight on international organizations/international development focused businesses etc in NYC that I should look into career wise? I know that the UN HQ is there.
4. And private sector jobs w/ international relations degree ideas?