Careers in Political Science

What can I do with this major?

Sample job titles of CSB/SJU Political Science alums:

Account Executive City Manager Public Relations Specialist Probation/Parole Officer
Police Officer Consultant Radio/TV Announcer/Producer Public Opinion Interviewer
Archivist Representative Foreign Correspondent Lobbyist Social Worker
FBI Agent Historic Preservationist Accountant Sales Manager
Attorney Urban Regional Planner Newspaper/Magazine Journalist Real Estate Agent
Broadcast Journalist Politician Paralegal Judge
Buyer Government Office Manager Political Scientist Underwriter

Student Spotlights:

  • William Jude '16 (Communication & Political Science), Leighton Broadcasting-KNSI Radio, MN
  • Richie Podvin '16 (Political Science, Pre-Law Concentration), Victim/Witness Program Intern, Anoka County Attorney's Office
  • Jacob Shawback '17 (Political Science & Hispanic Studies), Immigration Intern, Kim Hunter Law P.L.L.C.

Alum Spotlights:

  • Jake Barnes '09 (Political Science), Assistant County Attorney, Wabasha County
  • Anna Cron '16 (Hispanic Studies and Political Science), Volunteer Trainer, Peace Corps, Dominican Republic
  • Kenna Dooley '04 (Political Science), Senior Development Associate, Mercy & Unity Hospitals Foundation
  • Ian Goldsmith '13 (Political Science), Supply Chain Manager, Fulton Beer, Minneapolis, MN
  • Marco Lanz '05 (Political Science), Director of Alumni and Development Relations, University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR), Rochester, MN
  • Jacob Law '09 (Political Science), Exams Officer - Cambridge English Language Assessment, The Anglo Mexican Foundation - International Exams Centre
  • Evan Lowder '12 (Political Science & Psychology), Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN 
  • Adam Leonard '05, (Peace Studies & Political Science), Registered Nurse Case Manager, Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco, CA
  • Kate Shaughnessy '09 (Political Science), Project Management, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN
  • Marcy Twete '05 (Political Science), Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Executive Director, ArcelorMittal USA Foundation
  • Barbara Wagner '01 (Political Science & Economics), Chief Economist, Montana Department of Labor and Industry
  • Alul Yesak '14 (Political Science & Peace Studies), Education Program Manager, Minnesota Department of Education, St. Paul, MN

To explore more of what CSB/SJU alums are doing with this major, visit the XPD Resource Centers and check out the Alum Career Network database. 

Links for Political Science majors:

Visit CSB/SJU XPD for further information about major selection and career exploration. Career coaches and student career assistants are available to assist you as you research personal interests, values, and skills.