Career Opportunities in Political Science
Here are but a few examples of what political science majors do after graduation. These might whet your appetitite for more information.
For example, perhaps you want to do something very exotic. How about teaching scuba diving in Thailand?
Kate Crosman '94, traveled to Thailand and is now a scuba diving
instructor on a small island off the coast of Thailand.
Or, you could teach political science and have a great office like this!
Professor of Political Science Lou Ortmayer appears to be pointing to damage
from the recent earthquake that hit just north of Davidson. In reality, his office
looks like this all the time.
Here are just a few examples of what graduates from the Classes of 1997 and 1998 are now doing:
- Officer's Training, U.S. Air Force
- Capital Markets Analyst, First Union Bank
- Teacher, JET Program (teaching English in Japan)
- Analyst, Andersen Consulting
- Legislative Staff, U.S. House/U.S. Senate
- Davidson College Dean Rusk Program Intern
- 2nd Lt., Artillery, U.S. Army
- Master's Student, Reformed Theological Seminary
- Ph.D. Program in Political Science, Harvard University
- Claims Relations Representative, Total Systems Services
- Divinity and Public Policy Program, Duke University
- Law School: Washington and Lee, Southern Methodist, West Virginia, University of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Case Western Reserve, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia
- Medical School: University of Texas, University of South Carolina
- Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary
- Development Associate, Chesnut Hill Academy
- Associate Developer, Cambridge Technology Partners
- Teacher, Darlington School
- Watson Fellow
- Assistant, Annual Fund, Milton Academy
- Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute
Career News and Notes
Students who would like more information about the job search, including job postings (with a searchable data base of jobs), examples of resumes, etc., should try this web site: www.collegegrad.com.
Interested in graduate school in political science -- or any humanities or social sciences field? Be sure to consult The Real Guide to Grad School. A copy is available for loan in the office of Professor Mary Thornberry, or can be purchased online through websites such as amazon.com or at any bookstore.