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Cuyamaca College's Career Center is available to help you explore careers, connect with professionals in your field of interest, and search for employment opportunities. Watch the video to learn more and visit their website to schedule an appointment.
California community college students have an awesome opportunity to directly and impactfully serve and participate in the shared governance of a community college. Each community college is governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, instead of a statewide board of appointed officials. And within each college there are councils and committees which students, staff, faculty, and administrators serve as members. These councils and committees are responsible for a range of policies, from budget and planning, to curriculum and equity.
Guest speakers regularly visit the College to share their knowledge, describe their experiences, and encourage students to strive to be their personal best. After their presentation and question and answer session, consider introducing yourself to the guest speaker, sharing one thing you liked about their presentation, and ask if you can have their business card to schedule a follow up meeting.
Informational interviews with professionals in an organization or position you are interested in can go a long way towards helping you consider future career opportunities. Informational interviews allow you to ask how the person secured their position, what education and experiences led them to their role, what is a typically week of work like, and what advice can they share with you as you plan ahead for your career.
"The Career Center provides career and employment guidance and counseling to students, alumni and community members. Our free services include career and job counseling, career workshops, job search boards for students and employers, career assessments, career classes, career research information, an annual job fair and much more!" Learn more by visiting their website.
Career advising sessions are for students who are declared POSC majors and focused on securing an internship or entry-level career opportunity in the near future.
There are dozens of career options for students who earn degrees in political science. Below is a list by degree level, starting with an AA degree to a PhD degree.
Students are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Josh Franco at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss career interests an opportunities. He has 5 years of professional experience working in the California State Capitol and Washington D.C.. Dr. Franco welcomes your inquires and looks forward to helping you on your career journey.
Students who earn an AA-T in Political Science can pursue a wide-range of careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, especially if they further their education.
Students who go on to earn an Associates (A.A.) degree in Political Science are prepared to assume the following positions:
Students who go on to earn a Bachelors (B.A.) degree in Political Science are prepared to assume the following positions:
Students who go on to earn a Masters (M.A.) degree in Political Science are better prepared to assume the following positions:
Students who go on to earn a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Political Science are best prepared to assume:
With your AA-T in POSC, you can work as a research assistant to a professor, grant administrator, or institutional research officer at your college or university
With your AA-T in POSC, you can serve as an intern or entry-level staff member to a local elected or appointed official, such as a City Council Member or City Clerk
City of El Cajon Public Commissions
With your AA-T in POSC, you can serve as an intern or entry staff member to a state elected or appointed official, such as a statewide constitutional officer, State Senator or Assembly Member member, or a statewide or regional board official
Office of California State Assembly Member Dr. Akilah Weber
With your AA-T in POSC, you can serve as an intern or entry-level staff member to a federal elected or appointed official, such as a U.S. Senator or U.S. Congress Member
With your AA-T in POSC, you can work as an intern or entry staff member at a local or regional non-profit organization.
With your AA-T in POSC, you can serve as an intern or entry-level staff person at a small, medium, or large business, particularly in their external affairs, governmental affairs, or regulatory affairs department.
With your AA-T in POSC, you can serve as an intern or entry-level staff member at a regional, state, or national think tank.
The San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center (sdrpic.org)
With your AA-T in POSC, you can work as an intern or entry-level staff member at a government or non-governmental international organization.
Serving in the state capitol offers unique opportunities to learn and grow. Read current job descriptions at the California State Senate and California State Assembly.
Working in the nation's capitol is a demanding and rewarding experience. Read current job descriptions at the US Senate and US House of Representatives.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) is the non-partisan research arm of the US Congress. Check out their Career Opportunities to get a sense of the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to work at CRS.
Capitol Morning Report is a daily publication for "insiders" in the State Capitol and surrounding Sacramento region. Visit their Classifieds page to see what career opportunities are currently available.
Everyone working for the U.S. Department of State contributes to advancing U.S. interests and implementing foreign policy. Each day, our employees make a difference as they contribute to our global society and defend and advance our country’s interests and values. We work on the business of diplomacy and high priority issues that affect our world – human rights, environment, energy, food security, public health, and technology – all while experiencing a unique career. Visit Job Seekers - United States Department of State
Policorner is a mission-driven, non-partisan job site striving to make public service jobs and internship opportunities more accessible. Visit PoliCorner to learn more.
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Sample of reported job titles: International Affairs Vice President, State-Federal Relations Deputy Director
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Sample of reported job titles: Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Faculty Member, Government Professor, Instructor, Political Science Instructor, Political Science Professor, Professor, Public Administration Professor
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Sample of reported job titles: Adjunct Professor, American Studies Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Black Studies Professor, Ethnic Studies Professor, Humanities Professor, Lecturer, Professor, Women's Studies Professor
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