What can I do with a Politics & Government degree?

What have our graduates done with a Politics and Government Degree?

Gone on to professional, law, and graduate programs at such places as:

  • Harvard
  • Dartmouth
  • Georgetown
  • George Washington
  • Johns Hopkins
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Cornell
  • Columbia
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • UCLA
  • Indiana
  • American
  • Washington
  • Central European University, Budapest

And have done a range of jobs:

  • Assistant Deputy Secretary, Air Force
  • Correspondent, National Public Radio
  • Ambassador to the US
  • US State Department 
  • United Nations NGO Committee on Sustainable Development
  • Professor of Political Science
  • Intelligence Specialist, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Republican National Committee
  • Associate Administrator for Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Executive Director, New Democrat Network
  • Policy Assistant, New Visions for Public Schools
  • Commitee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting
  • Associate Director, Amazonwatch
  • Legislative Analyst's Office, California
  • Congressional Representative Chief of Staff, Washington, DC
  • Peace Corps in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa (Puget Sound has one of the highest volunteer rates for a school of its size in the nation)
  • Superior Court Judge, State of California
  • Commercial Attaché, US Department of Commerce
  • Legislative Assistant, State of Washington
  • Executive Assistant, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Business Consultant, Riga, Latvia
  • Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County, Washington
  • Emergency Management Analyst, SRA International
  • Chief International Officer, Northern Vermont - Quebec Trade Coalition
  • Habitat for Humanity, Ethiopia
  • Canadian Consulate
  • Microsoft
  • Amazon
  • International Development, Starbucks Coffee
  • Director, Oregon Historical Society

Our graduates have diverse experiences after college:

  • Helping to clean up New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina;
  • Working in reconstruction in the Middle East; 
  • Serving in US Embassies in Sri Lanka;
  • Reporting from Iraq;
  • Starting up a non-profit focused on global warming;
  • Founding their own political consulting business;
  • Founding a Web startup;
  • Running for elected office

Take a look at our blog, our links to alums online, and also the Career and Employment Services (CES) site for more info.