Political Science Resources
What to do with this major...
|Administrative Affairs (Foreign Affairs)||Federal Government Management||Peace Corps/Vista Worker|
|Anchorperson||Fund Raiser||Political Affairs (Foreign Service)|
|Broadcasting Journalist||Government Affairs Specialist||Political Consultant|
|Campaign Chairperson/Worker||Historic Preservationist||Political Party Chairperson|
|Central Intelligence Agency||Intelligence Specialist||Politician|
|Chamber of Commerce||Journalist||Public Opinion Researcher|
|City or Town Management||Labor Relations Specialist||Public Policy Maker|
|Consumer Advocate||Lawyer||Public Relations|
|Consular Services||Legal Assistant||Regional Planner|
|Economic Affairs (Foreign Service)||Military Officer||Social Service Administrator|
|Elected Official||Non-Profit Management||State Government Management|
|Federal Bureau of Investigation||Paralegal||Teacher/Professor|
Personal Characteristics to be Successful
Conduct and explain social science research
Evaluate problems and make appropriate decisions
Exhibit oral and written communication skills
Exhibit persuasive skills
Knowledgeable of many subject areas and diverse matters
Organize and interpret social, economic, and political data
Possess excellent communication and social skills
Possess human relation skills
Possess leadership qualities
Provide conflict management
Relate to people from varying backgrounds
Speak to groups
Careers and Placements: The American Political Science Association has identified the following list of options available to students with a political science degree.
Chronicle of Higher Education: Opportunity to view many higher education positions in the field of political science. Prior week's issues and articles may also be viewed for free.
Fed World: Conduct a federal government career search according to jobs by state, Atlantic jobs, Pacific jobs, or browse the best jobs of the 21st century.
Missouri Office of Administration: State of Missouri Job Vacancies and Categories with Frequent Hiring's that are up to date.
Public Affairs and Government Relations Jobs: Limited positions posted for the United States and abroad. Newsletter and news articles also featured.
Wilfrid Laurier University: Potential Careers, specific knowledge skills, valuable transferable skills, and much more has been provided for you by this university.
The Basics about Law: The Princeton Review brings froth the basics about Law and common areas that may interest you if you are heading in this path.
Careers in Government: A clearinghouse of information, resources and job vacancies in public sector organizations in the US and abroad.
Opportunities with the U.S. Federal Government: A listing of internet sites with job postings and job leads in the government and military.
Ultimate Political Science Links: Information about career options in government, teaching, non-profits, and corporations.
LawJobs.com: Career information, grad school resources, and job vacancies
The Legal Employment Search Site: A very comprehensive site with links to all the major legal job sites, career centers at various law schools, general employment listings, and other resources for legal job seekers.
Law Graduate Schools
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