The WITA Academy seeks to expand diversity, equity and inclusion in international trade by educating students and others about careers in international trade.
The WITA Academy, through our vast network of trade professionals in the United States and around the world, highlights different pathways to a future job in international trade. Working directly with universities and local communities, the WITA Academy helps empower individuals to overcome obstacles that might otherwise keep them from accessing career opportunities in international trade.
The work of the WITA Academy fosters a sustainable pipeline for the international trade community to bring the best and brightest, next generation workforce into the trade policy community – diversifying its network of professionals with new talent that may not have previously sought careers in international trade.
Public Sector Sessions
The Executive Branch and White House
Office of the United States Trade Representative
Congressional Opportunities on Capitol Hill
International Trade Administration and the Department of Commerce (Global Markets/USFCS, Industry and Analysis, Foreign Commercial Service and; Enforcement & Compliance)
The USITC – Investigations and Analysis
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Customs and Border Protection
Careers in International Organizations (United Nations, World Trade Organization, OECD)
Private Sector Sessions
Government and Public Affairs – Corporate Opportunities
Trade Law – Big and Small Firms
Lobbying and Advocacy
Supply Chain Management
Transportation & Logistics
Environment & Sustainability
Skills Training Sessions for International Affairs, Business and Trade
Job Recruitment with Headhunters
Skills Training for the U.S. Private Sector (in partnership with Women in International Trade)
Application and Interview Skills