Industries 2017-05-02T17:36:40+00:00

International trade is involved in everything we own or use— from the food we eat to the cars on the road, the clothing we wear and even the roads and bridges that contribute to every city’s infrastructure. Its presence continues to grow and contribute to the global economy, helping to shape opportunities for prosperity around the world, and particularly here in California. As a result, the careers in global trade are varied and abundant.

Private Sector Industries


If you understand how government works and know how to influence policy to the business sector’s advantage, you will be successful in trade policy and promotion.


Majors: Marketing, Business and/or relevant experience; an M.B.A. is required for higher positions


This work requires detailed familiarity with insurance, transportation and customs terminology, as well as all related documentation requirements.


International law is a field with a very bright outlook and great potential for the future.


The ever-growing list of U.S. trade agreements has allowed U.S. entrepreneurs to enter markets in Southeast Asia, Central America, Canada, and beyond.


Strong candidates for these roles will have a background in finance or business, and a deep understanding of foreign economic environments.


International education as a bridge that connects different cultures, allowing citizens across the globe to learn more about each other and the world we all live in.


International economic and social development focuses on providing capital, training, and technical assistance to support economic growth and improve social and personal living standards.


In looking for opportunities, consider how technology and e-commerce will continue to shape our behaviors as customers and our actions as businesses and policy-makers.


Key to Success: Companies trust consultants to be assertive in their recommendations, making strong interpersonal communication a key characteristic to develop.


A great place to start when considering a career in banking is understanding the difference between commercial banking and investment banking.


There is whole new generation of professional journalists, bloggers, and embedded reporters who are covering the latest news and sharing live updates with the rest of the world.

Public Sector Industries

The public sector is the part of the economy in which business organizations are wholly or partly owned by an agency of the federal or local government and are controlled through a public authority. International career opportunities in this sector exist in federal and state agencies, as well as international and non-profit organizations.


As a result of globalization, the role of international organizations has increased in importance.


Trade agencies within California perform similar functions to those of some federal agencies in promoting international commerce, including providing trade assistance and loan guarantees.


The U.S. Trade Representative’s office is responsible for developing and coordinating international trade, commodity, & direct investment policy, & directing negotiations with other countries on such matters.


The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a government agency that is responsible for promoting and advocating on behalf of small businesses in the U.S.


Career opportunities in OPIC are available in the following functions: Business Development Specialist, Finance Specialist, Economist, Attorney-Advisor and Management.


The core mission of FAS is to facilitate trade and international cooperation, which are critical to the vitality of the U.S. agricultural sector.


It is the responsibility of the Export- Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) to create jobs through exports.


The department ensures safe and secure borders, welcomes lawful immigrants and visitors and promotes the free flow of commerce.


The Department of State helps to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through framing and implementing the President's foreign policy.


It is the Department of Energy’s (DOE) responsibility to promote secure, competitive, and environmentally responsible energy sources and production that serve the needs of the public.


One of the Department of Commerce's responsibilities is to encourage U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace by promoting trade, business and commercial interests overseas.