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The CQ Press Career Guide for Political Science Students

The CQ Press Career Guide for Political Science Students

October 2017 | 64 pages | CQ Press

Turn your degree into a career


Designed to help students consider their career options and opportunities, The CQ Press Career Guide for Political Science Students offers a practical collection of employment resources, career-path options, and real-life tips for how to get ahead. Providing the road map that students need to design their undergraduate experience to maximize their transferable skills, author Wendy Whitman Cobb outlines jobs political science majors can pursue; offers guidance on how to actually get the job; and illuminates pathways to graduate school. 

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Chapter 1: Careers in Political Science
Government Careers

Private-Sector Jobs


Chapter 2: Political Science as a Degree
Planning Your College Career


Chapter 3: Acing the Interview
Looking for a Job

Preparing an Application

The Interview

Chapter 4: Choosing a Graduate School
Law School

Graduate School

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Key features


  • Pathways to Careers identifies potential jobs for political science majors and provides concrete examples—such as recommended activities and courses—of how to best prepare.
  • Sample resumes and cover letters guide students through the application process, and interviewing tips help students to build the confidence they need when talking to potential employers.   
  • Discussions of social media, email, and personal websites provide students with best practices to showcase themselves in a digital environment.
  • Chapters dedicated to graduate work lay out a path for both law school and graduate school, and include questions students should consider when weighing their options.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 3

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