Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)

Career Development and Advancement

Career Services for CCDS Students

The Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and its University partners see it as an integral part of the MA Programs to support and assist our students in pursuing their chosen career path and to secure their desired career placement. In fact, the professional success of each of our students in pursuing their careers is the highest priority for the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and its University partners. In the context of the current and ongoing deep financial crisis, the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy takes the initiative to endeavor that our students will be able to use their academic and professional experience here and to secure their desired career placement upon their graduation.

Therefore, throughout the course of the MA program, students are guided with specialized advice and support in order to cultivate professional development projects that will prepare them for their future careers. This professional guidance includes incorporating additional activities, projects, and partners into the students' studies in order to give them the relevant academic and professional experience that they will need for their career, as well as the relevant contacts and relationships that will assist them in securing the careers of their choice. The Academy uses its extensive networks and international partners located around the world in order to support the students in the development of their careers and to provide them with the maximum amount of opportunities to build professional relationships and gain professional experience parallel to their studies.

Our focus on professional development furthermore allows students to apply their skills and gain career-oriented work experience in international institutions, government, businesses, media, and non-governmental organizations. This degree goes beyond learning theoretical perspectives by putting into practice the studies in a framework of a professional working environment. This methodology places a high emphasis of strategic focus on professional development, which gives students a considerable advantage in the labor market when applying for and competing for jobs and professional opportunities.

Center for Entrepreneurship  

A paramount aim of the CCDS is to promote the importance of cultural diplomacy throughout society, creating a network of individuals and groups actively involved in this field. Initiatives and professional projects are a cornerstone of this philosophy. By facilitating and supporting these Initiatives, the CCDS enables the principles of cultural diplomacy to spread beyond the parameters of the classroom to civil society, individuals and groups around the world.

The ICD Center for Entrepreneurship therefore offers students support for the development of their future careers in general, as well as enabling students to convert their ideas into a successful innovation, through initiating, implementing, and fundraising for initiatives, professional projects and programs, which can be implemented both during and after their studies.

These Entrepreneurial activities  provide students both with valuable experience that can be leveraged in their careers up until the opportunity to start their own company or organization, and thereby creating their own career.