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Old 11-11-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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Im really torn between majoring in economics or political science, from my perspective economics clearly presents more job opportunities but I guess I'm intimidated by having to do calculus. Any other BA Poly Sci success stories?
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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Burger flipper....Seriously, the demand is not great for Political Science majors. If you don't do post graduate (including law) work I think it is really hard to find something in that field.
I'm a poli sci major right now and, even with my great grades (3.75 gpa), I am not expecting that I'll get a job in my field. In fact, I'm not even letting myself think about it. Non-profit work is another story, but not unless I go into the Americorps like I'm considering. Nevertheless, I chose my major because it's what interests me, not because I thought my major would get me a job. Hence, I made sure I went to a very cheap university lol.

Anyway, I'm a poli sci major and as far as my outlook is concerned, no poli sci jobs for me (except continued volunteer work for campaigns). $10/hr as an admin assistant--what I'm already doing but for a 25% increase in pay.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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I did a similar major to IR, graduated from a top LA school with very mediocre GPA and grades, don't have a MA or Ph.D and have a job in NYC at a policy institute (think tank).

i'm not ashamed to say it was acquired almost entirely through school/alumni connections. i interned here past few months and it turned into a fulltime offer. the pay is very decent, at least enough to let me and 2 friends move into our own place around union square area next month. however, to advance up the ladder in any way, i would have to go back to get a MA or Ph.D eventually. But everybody I work with, even the secretary, has a BA (even interns are all currently in college).
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:19 AM
 
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I did a similar major to IR, graduated from a top LA school with very mediocre GPA and grades, don't have a MA or Ph.D and have a job in NYC at a policy institute (think tank).

i'm not ashamed to say it was acquired almost entirely through school/alumni connections. i interned here past few months and it turned into a fulltime offer. the pay is very decent, at least enough to let me and 2 friends move into our own place around union square area next month. however, to advance up the ladder in any way, i would have to go back to get a MA or Ph.D eventually. But everybody I work with, even the secretary, has a BA (even interns are all currently in college).
This is key right here.
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