As a political science student, you have many career options. The key is to alter the objective statement on your resume to fit each option.
An objective statement appears on the top of the resume. It briefly explains the type of career you want and some skills you have.
Below are some common careers for political science majors and sample resume objectives.
“To use my public speaking skills to obtain a job as a high school social studies teacher.”
“To use the skills I learned as treasurer of the political science honor society to land an entry-level role at a finance company.”
“To obtain a position at [insert name of government agency] that uses my critical thinking skills.”
“To use my writing skills to obtain a position as a staff writer for a newspaper.”
“To use my ability to synthesize information to obtain a position as a paralegal.”
“To obtain a position working as a junior staffer in the office of Representative X where I can use my research skills.”
“To obtain an entry-level marketing position that will let me use the knowledge learned promoting the political science honor society.”
“To obtain a position at a respected non-profit that will let me use my community building skills.”
Many political science students also go onto law or medical school or to earn their MBA.
This political science degree gives you the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in many fields. The objective statement on your resume should reflect that.
By Danielle Bullen. Danielle is a writer and a resident of the Philadelphia area. Danielle can be reached at Daniellebullen@comcast.net.