The following provides examples of the variety of careers enjoyed by our graduates.

  • Television producer, NBC, Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. congressman from New Jersey, Somerdale, N.J.
  • New York Supreme Court judge, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Turnout director, Republican Party of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
  • Senior vice president — investments and senior consulting group associates, Salomon Smith Barney, Scranton, Pa.
  • Legislative correspondent, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office, Washington, D.C.
  • Communications director/campaign manager, Congressman Rob Andrews’ office, Haddon Heights, N.J.
  • Senior vice president and chief financial officer, IMS Health, Fairfield, Conn.
  • Professor of political science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Az.
  • Senior vice president of Charter Media, Charter Communications, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Director of the Peace and Justice Center, educational non-profit organization, Burlington, Vt.
  • Special assistant — special projects, U.S. Office of Presidential Correspondence, Washington, D.C.
  • International trade analyst, U.S. government, Washington, D.C.
  • Media buyer, GMMB, Washington, D.C.
  • Union organizer, HDAE, Pennsauken, N.J.
  • Deputy assistant secretary, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.
  • Press assistant, U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus, Washington, D.C.
  • Senior vice president, Government Affairs, Healthcare Distribution Management Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Vice president/counsel, World Alliance Mercantile Co., Concord, Mass.
  • U.S. ambassador to Yugoslavia, Cartat, Yugoslavia
  • Research analyst, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
  • Director of government relations, ARCO Chemical Company, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Assistant state’s attorney, Maryland Attorney’s office, Frederick, Md.
  • Attorney, Pepper Hamilton, LLP, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Teacher, Herndon High School, Fairfax County, Public Schools, Herndon, Va.
  • General manager, Bank of New York Intermaritime Bank, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Teach for America participant
  • Foreign Service officer
  • Teacher of English in China
  • State legislator, Harrisburg, Pa.

Career Data

Political science majors find employment in a variety of careers. Recent graduates work as congressional aides, serve in the Peace Corps, and have positions in law firms, banks, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.

Graduate and Professional School Placement

Many graduates attend law school, business school, or graduate school in public administration, international relations, or political science. Some go directly to graduate school; others enter graduate school after they’ve had some experience in the field.