Career and Internship Tools

The Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) provides guidance and support to students as they pursue successful careers and post-graduate work in political science and policy studies.  The SPDC assists with career exploration, job/internship searching, interview preparation, the graduate school process and much more.  To schedule an appointment, call 336-278-6538 or stop by Moseley 140.

Your Career Advisor:

  Sara Shechter, Assistant Director of Career Services for Arts & Sciences

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Check out career highlights from the class of 2014

Need some guidance putting your resume together?

Seeking a job, internship, or co-op?

Networking for Political Science &  Policy Studies majors

Networking is the best way to develop relationships and gain information that will be helpful in your job search.  It is the most effective job search method!  Studies show that 70% to 80% of jobs are found through some form of networking.  So where do you begin?

Thinking about graduate or professional school?

If you are interested in pursuing graduate school options, the best starting point might be a conversation with your academic advisor or other faculty in your department.  The Student Professional Development Center offers guidance through the application process, including feedback and advice on personal statements, CVs, interview preparation and more.  Call 336-278-6538 or stop in Moseley 140 to schedule an appointment with René Jackson, Career Advisor for Graduate School Programs.

What can I do with a Political Science or Policy Studies degree?

Where are they now?

Check out the incredible jobs/internships obtained and graduate schools attended by recent Political Science & Policy studies department graduates!   View a text version.

Map key:

  • The blue markers show the location of Elon University political science and policy studies students who have attained jobs.
  • The yellow markers show the location of political science and policy studies students who have completed internships.
  • The red markers show the schools where political science and policy studies students are pursuing graduate studies.

 Elon University Career Services: Political Science & Policy Studies Outcomes Map 2011-2013