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Page Index:Political Science

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Typical Places of Employment -  [Back to Top]

  • Colleges & Universities
  • Consulting firms
  • Court System
  • Embassies
  • Law firms
  • Media
  • Political parties
  • Non-Profits
  • Political interest groups
  • Research organizations
  • Self-employed
  • Corporations
  • Labor unions
  • Military
  • Polling organizations
  • Government/Fed agencies

Required Skills and Abilities  -  [Back to Top]

  • Assist in preparation of newly proposed laws and perform library research
  • Conduct political surveys
  • Conducting research
  • Consult with political parties to recommend strategies in choosing effective leaders and campaigning
  • Designing political opinion surveys
  • Keeping up with developments in the field
  • Performing academic duties
  • Persuade politicians to pass legislation that benefit the organization or group that is represented
  • Prepare reports summarizing public opinions
  • Provide information to the public regarding the congress member's position on proposed laws
  • Providing political analysis and advice
  • Write drafts for new laws, and discuss the laws with lobbyists, reporters and voters
  • Writing articles, books, reports, papers, other material

Alumni Resources  -  [Back to Top]

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

Kimberly Burgess 2001 Associate Abramoff, Neuberger and Linder, LLP
Matthew Funk 2007 Community Director UDR Inc.
Suzanne DiGiulio 2004 Supervisor Sparks Staffing
Matthew Nuzzi 2004 Technical Examiner Instructor US House of Representatives
Jeannie (Barbara) Haddaway 1999 Development Associate National Audubon Society
Nancy Henrietta 1992 Project Manager Commission on Presidential Debates
Gary McGill 2004 Director of New Business Development The One-Shot Corporation Limited

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