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What Can You Do With A Degree In Political Science?

PS_lrgYou can do just about anything with a degree in political science!

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Political Science is committed to mentoring students as they build the elemental skills that employers want: communications, analysis, problem-solving and resourcefulness.

Get Out The Vote

Matt Davis (Economics, Political Science, ’14) crunches numbers and uses statistical modeling to reach marginalized voters.    

Finding Common Ground, Lifting Each Other Up

Diego Hernandez (Ethnic Studies, Political Science, ’10) trains young people to fight for social justice and equality.    

Here’s just a sampling of interesting jobs that other recent alumni have landed:

– Field representative, Maine Republican Party

– Policy administration representative, Standard Insurance Company

– Social studies teacher, Powell Butte Charter School

– Marketing analyst, Interactive Solutions

– Lobbyist, National Association of Conservation

– Accountant, Tanner, Mainstain, Blatt, Glynn & Johnson

– Technology administrator, Quadrant Systems

– Federal relations associate, Strategies 360

– Director of marketing and research, Green Builder

– Human resources assistant, City of Beaverton

– EMEA marketing manager, Bluewolf

– Business analyst, Hewlett-Packard

– Manager for community initiatives and investments, Women’s Foundation of Colorado

– Co-founder and chief artist, Bucketfeet, Inc.

– Manager of operations to chairman, Jawbone & Equalmedia

– Graphic design and web marketing specialist, X-Factor Advertising

– Co-owner, KPR Media

– State trooper, State of Oregon

– CEO, Kentucky Kingdom Amusement Park

– Cyber security analyst, Northrop Grumman

– Researcher, Education Policy Improvement Center

– Co-founder, Paradux Media Group

– Housing development accountant, Human Solutions

– Regional conservation organizer, Sierra Club

– Researcher and consultant, Small Bytes Media

– Assistant district attorney, Bronx County District Attorney’s Office

– Online qualitative project manager, Revelation, Inc.

– Business management specialist, Advanced Wealth Management

– Account executive, AT&T

– Police officer, City of Eugene

– Territory manager, PPG Industries

– Operations manager, Beyond Nines

– Assistant professor, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Japan

– Bilingual claims rep, Social Security Administration

– Property manager, Mainlander Property Management

– Marketing director, Portal A Interactive

– Assistant director, C.V. Starr School Middlebury College Russia

– Energy engineer, Abacus Resource Management Company

– Governmental relations director, Lane Community College

– Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

– Women’s college basketball program manager, Nike, Inc.

– Marketing director, Green Mountain

– Technical operations coordinator, Rentrak Corporation

– Firefighter, U.S. National Forest Service

– Project manager, City Color

– Foster home coordinator, Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation

– Media relations officer, Baha’I Faith of the U.S.

– News editor, Advocate Tribune


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