Our annual department picnic. Other department traditions include dinners and breakfasts at professors' homes.
Emma Hildebrand '20 interned at the White House during summer 2019. She went on to law school at the University of Notre Dame.Our students gain valuable experience through internships in political campaigns, with legislators, at the White House, with attorneys and public defenders, and on newspapers’ political beat.
They spend semesters in Mexico, France, the Netherlands and Washington, D.C. And they undertake original research in settings ranging from rural Illinois to Chicago to Myanmar.
Learn how the world works
Political science students visit the Iowa caucuses in 2020.
Political science majors learn the academic and practical aspects of political life. They visited the 2020 Iowa presidential caucuses. They worked on political campaign strategies in professor Robin Johnson’s classes. They gained insights about the United Nations from someone who used to work there. And they conduct independent research in the senior seminar.
Our political science graduates have become politicians and legislative staffers; lawyers and political science professors; teachers and Peace Corps volunteers; business leaders and marketing professionals; community organizers and advocates for civil rights. They have attended regional and national law schools and graduate schools, including the University of Chicago, Georgetown University, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Virginia.
Internships put classroom learning into practical use. They give valuable technical and personal skills. They give students an advantage in landing their first job.
The Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships, faculty and our engaged alumni network help place students in internships, as well as advise and mentor them.Students graduate with experience and the knowledge how to achieve success!
ACE is designed to be a one-stop shop for academic and career excellence.
Located in Hewes Library, ACE houses four key offices: the Office of Student Success & Accessibility Services, the Office of the Registrar, the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships, and the Office of Global Engagement.
If you need academic tutoring, an updated class schedule, interview practice, or study abroad information, friendly faces can assist you in the ACE.