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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 186 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
A group of scholars and practitioners founded the International Studies Association (ISA) in 1959 to pursue mutual interests in international studies. Representing eighty countries, ISA has over four thousand members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field.
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the rules of trade between nations at a global or near-global level.
Investigating Major Issues in Careers
A good way to find issues in your chosen career is to visit an association or organization website that focuses on your field. There are professional and trade associations for almost every profession and industry. Their purpose is to promote the profession, represent the interests of professional practictioners, and answer any queries from the public.
Go to Occupational Outlook Handbook. The Handbook includes information about your profession, education requirements, earnings, links to information about the job market in each state, and trade association information.
Search for your career.
Note: Scroll to the section on "Sources of Additional Information" to find professional or trade associations.
Finding Information about your chosen Profession
Browsing a Professional or Trade Organization Website
The professional/trade organization website can help you research current issues in your current profession and locate trade publications.
Finding Issues - Look for links labeled: News, Publications, Research, Topics, Frequently Asked Questions, and Press Releases.
Finding Publications - Look for links labeled: Publications
Trade Publications are sometimes provided for free via the association website. If they are not provided for free, check to see if the library has a subscription.
What Can I Do With a Major in International Studies?
This site from Portland State University has a listing of possible jobs and employers for those majoring in International Studies.