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, Hennipen 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 the CSB/SJU XPD Resource Centers 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.

CSB Resource Center
Academic Service Bldg, CSB
[email protected]
320.363.5557

SJU Resource Center
Mary Hall 25, SJU
[email protected]
320.363.3383