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How should do I get into International consulting?

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I am currently a International studies major previous Computer science major. My dream job is being paid to travel the world and consult/fix people's problems. What is the most effective way to achieve this goal, or a similar field of work?
By the end of my schooling career; I will have an international studies degree with a focus in Area studies and MIS Global IT leadership & management. and a minor or a double major in Computer science. I won't know until I get to that point(2019 is the goal graduation year)
P.S. I will be studying abroad in france this coming Spring, so if anyone in france near Besançon would like to meet up for some coffee and pastry's let me know!

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Robert’s Answer

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Hi Blake,
I agree with Satyajeet's response. However, rather than trying to get into an international role as a new hire. Instead target getting a job for a IT consulting organization that has an international footprint. Join them at any entry level position available to learn and gain experience domestically.

And then once you have gained some level of proficiency and experience, apply internally for an international position. These positions certainly do exist, but from my experience, the best way to land those jobs is internally within the organization (opposed to new-hires).

BTW- predictions from published reports....around the year 2020, there is anticipated to be close to 1 million cyber security roles that will need to be filled. It's a tremendous and fast changing industry that needs talent. Additionally, think of all of the international companies that have global IT networks that need to be secured (Automotive, Industrial, Financial Services, Consumer Products, etc).
Hope this helps.
Best of luck!
-Robert
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Marcelo’s Answer

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Hi Blake!
In addition to the ideas above, once you are able to be in a company - either for a traineeship during vacation or at entry level, see the possibilities to join or follow some of the international initiatives where you will get used to different cultures and increase your network - thus, having better chances for an international transfer or assignment when it show up.
The cultural and study exchange you will be doing in France soon is also a great chance to understand the other cultures. Multinational companies appreciate that!
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Michael’s Answer

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There are so many follow up questions like where?what company? What kind of consulting? What experience so you have?

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Satyajeet’s Answer

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Get some international experience while working with multinational companies first
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