Spotlight

International Affairs and Political Science Major | Europe/Eurasia Analyst, Eurasia Group
Earlier this year I realized, with some amazement, that it has been ten years since I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May 1996. It is one of those milestones of life at which one arrives unexpectedly—and contemplating, which makes one reflect on the path traveled. Thinking back 11...
International Affairs and French Major | Senior Human Resources Analyst, Sabis Educational Services
I was born and raised in New Hampshire, yet when my acceptance letter arrived informing me of my acceptance to the University of New Hampshire’s College of Liberal Arts, a faint whisper in my head told me that I was being accepted into an exciting new community that would change my life. Shortly...
International Affairs and History Major | President, KAMTEK East Asia, Ltd
When I entered UNH in 1988, the International Affairs (IA) program was new and unique. Beyond the three core courses, the program allowed each student to tailor the program in a manner that was most beneficial to his or her future--to build a program around our own dreams. For me, that involved...
International Affairs and Political Science Major | President and CEO, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association
The International Affairs Dual Major program is what brought me to UNH. I could have studied political science anywhere, but I knew I wanted to combine that with a focus on international affairs. The UNH program and study abroad experience gave me an edge in landing an international internship in...
International Affairs and Business Administration Major | Project Director, Future Generations
The International Affairs (IA) Dual Major has helped so many of us launch our particular adventures. After earning my BS with a dual major in International Affairs and Business Administration and a double minor in Spanish and Environmental Conservation, I moved to Atlanta in 1993, which at the time...
International Affairs and Environmental Conservation Major | Executive Director, Sustainable Harvest International
The IA dual major and CIE played a major role in starting me down a career path that has been very fulfilling for me and, I hope, a positive force in our world.  Soon after graduating from UNH, I joined the Peace Corps. That, along with work I did for several nonprofit organizations, eventually led...
International Affairs and Business Administration Major | Communications Coordinator, Sea Grant Program
1986 seems like such a long time ago to me, but I know everyday how much the decision to start the International Affairs (IA) Dual Major has impacted my life. In those days, French was my intended second language and I completed a semester abroad in Paris to improve my language and intercultural...
International Affairs and Political Science Majors | Director of Trade Development, Pennsylvania Office of International Business
I am in my eighteenth year of putting my International Affairs (IA) dual major to use. I am certainly not the oldest alum, but I am certainly one of the most grateful.  Freshman year I was enrolled in the Honors Program at UNH, and one of my honors classes was “Introduction to Islam.” I had been...
International Affairs and Political Science Major | Executive Director, Zoo Conservation Outreach Group
Nearly twenty years have passed since graduating from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) with a dual major in International Affairs (IA) and Political Science. Time allows for perspective, and it is easy for me to look back and see the undeniable influence that the IA program has had on my...
International Affairs and Environmental Conservation Majors | Global Environment Director, Diageo Plc
My current role of setting and driving the global Environmental Sustainability strategy for the world’s largest premium alcoholic beverage company feels like the culmination of 20 years of career planning, planning that started at UNH when I learned about the Center for International Education and...
Communication and International Affairs Major | Program Specialist, IRIS Center
Sometime in 1985 I was looking for a major. I had so many interests and no subject area seemed sufficient -- until I found the Dual Major in International Affairs, then called the Program for International Perspectives, or PIP. I was fascinated by Dr. McCann’s vision to integrate the various...
International Affairs and Environmental Conservation Major | Senior Programme Officer, UN Institute for Training and Research
It’s hard to believe that I graduated from UNH 20+ years ago. What is easy to believe, on the other hand, is how instrumental the UNH International Affairs dual major has been to the advancement of my career.  The dual major enabled me to place an international emphasis on my field of study—...