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Great Jobs for Political Science Majors [Paperback]

Mark Rowh
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Book Description

Sept. 17 2003 Great Jobs For... Series

GREAT JOBS SERIES ANSWERS THE QUESTION, "WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN . . . ?"

Every college major gives students valuable skills and training, perfect for a wide range of careers. The Great Jobs series helps students:

  • Assess talents and skills for a job
  • Explore a wide range of career options
  • Target the perfect career
  • Present college majors as workplace assets
  • Perfect their job search

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"What can I do with a degree in political science?"

If you've recently graduated with a degree in political science, you may be unsure of how to put that degree to use in the real world. While one of the most popular areas of study today, political science at first glance might not seem to transfer well from classroom to career. With Great Jobs for Political Science Majors, however, you'll find out just how valuable and versatile your degree really is.

Designed to help you put your major to work, this handy guide covers both the basics of a job search as well as detailed profiles of possible careers in your field. From attorney to government official, journalist to policy analyst, you'll explore a variety of job options for political science majors--including some you never knew existed--to determine the best fit for your personal, professional, and practical needs. In this updated edition, you'll find:

  • Thorough explanations of job-search basics such as crafting resumes, writing cover letters, and interviewing dos and don'ts
  • Revealing self-assessments to help you determine your best professional fit
  • Investigative tools to help you uncover those jobs that will make the most of your major
  • Networking tips to get your face out in the field and your foot in the door before the résumé is even sent
  • True-life tales from practicing professionals who detail what daily life on the job is really like
  • Up-to-date statistics on earnings, advancement, and the overall career outlook

With the information and inspiration packed into Great Jobs for Political Science Majors, you'll discover how to explore your professional options, target your ideal career, and use your college major as an asset in landing your dream job.

About the Author

Mark Rowh holds a Ph.D. in vocational and technical education and is widely published in the areas of education and management, with nearly a dozen books to his credit.

Series codeveloper and contributing author Stephen Lambert is the director of career services at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire. He codeveloped this series with Julie DeGalan, a former administrator and career counselor at Plymouth State College.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Great if you are still an undergraduate! Aug. 4 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is really insightful to those who are still earning their undergrad degrees. It offers many tips on resume writing, networking, and assessing ones own skills. If I were a junior in college this would have been a great source of information and inspiration. However, for someone who has been out of school for a short period of time, it doesn't offer much in the way of career guidance. It does offer good tips on graduate school and how to find the program that is right for you depending on what type of job you are interested in after. It also lists all the professional associations for a political scientist.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Tell Me Something I Didn't Know June 27 2004
By Trina
Format:Paperback
This book may be somethat interesting for polisci majors when they are first starting out, but once a person has their degree and their resume, it is not worth the time to read it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great if you are still an undergraduate! Aug. 4 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is really insightful to those who are still earning their undergrad degrees. It offers many tips on resume writing, networking, and assessing ones own skills. If I were a junior in college this would have been a great source of information and inspiration. However, for someone who has been out of school for a short period of time, it doesn't offer much in the way of career guidance. It does offer good tips on graduate school and how to find the program that is right for you depending on what type of job you are interested in after. It also lists all the professional associations for a political scientist.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tell Me Something I Didn't Know June 27 2004
By Trina - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book may be somethat interesting for polisci majors when they are first starting out, but once a person has their degree and their resume, it is not worth the time to read it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Jobs for Political Science Majors Sept. 10 2013
By J. Gallagher - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Good ideas. Harder to get internships and jobs than I expected. Most everyone wanted advanced degrees. Places in DC to get them; just not practical.
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting May 23 2013
By JJ MA - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am planning for my future and this book has given me some great insight about the jobs I can think about doing after obtaining a political science degree.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Informative but... Oct. 31 2009
By ThatGuy_from_NJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This review is for the Kindle verison.
One of the first problems that I noticed with this on my Kindle is that it is very slow each time I need to go to the next page. And no the memory is not full nor do I have music files on my Kindle. Compared to the other ebooks that I have this one is slow.
Second, there are at least five pages or locations if you will on the Kindle that the text is small but when you go to the next page the text is back to normal; or whatever setting you have selected as your font size. For example location 76-83; 255-60, 335 are just a few that the text is small but text returns to normal on the next page.
Third the way it has been copied to ebook format needs to be inproved; there are pages where there is a large gap between words; copying from the way it is on the Kindle to here as an example of what I am talking about "Others involve a general understanding of politics....." See there should not be a gap like that.

OK for the material itself; some of it is as another reviewer has stated something that is already known. The resume and cover letter section; although common knowledge per-say; for me it was nice to refresh the memory about writing a resume and cover letter.

Overall if this book is available at a library better of checking it out rather than buying it or simply borrow it from someone that has it.
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