Careers in Political Science
Government majors have gone on to do a myriad of things with their degrees, from teaching to work in non-profit organizations. The possibilities for employment are numerous and varied. As a good first place to start a job search or internship search, we recommend that all our majors visit the Career Resource Center (www.wesleyan.edu/careercenter) and make use of its staff and large collection of helpful materials. Students can also connect with alumni through both WESCAN (on their portfolios) and WESCONNECT (go to the Alumni link on the Wesleyan homepage www.wesleyan.edu). These alumni databases provide useful means for job and internship searches. WESCAN can be searched by profession and major. In addition, the following links have information regarding employment information and advice for our government majors.
Getting Started on Searching for Jobs and Internships
The American Political Science Association
College Salary Report
Ranking of Graduate Programs in Political Science
The NRC Rankings of Political Science Departments (John Sides, The Monkey Cage blog, Sep. 28, 2010)
Ranking Departments: A Comparison of Alternative Approaches (PS, July 2007)
Ranking Doctoral Programs By Placement: A New Method (PS, July 2007)
The Job Market and Placement in Political Science in 2009-2010 (PS, July 2011)
Interested in Law School?
Interested in Work in Public Service?
Other Useful Career Websites
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
North Carolina State University
The Princeton Review