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EIU Department of Political Science



Because our majors are widely trained with strong critical thinking, writing, and communication skills, they enter a wide variety of careers. Our students are also ready to adapt to new career opportunities. Their knowledge of government and strategy prepares them for careers in the public, non-profit, and private sectors.

Students gain key career building/planning skills beginning in their first year, through academic advising, coursework, the Political Science Association, and culminating in their senior capstone course.

Placements over the past 10 years include:

  • Government Careers: city, state, county, federal government and military offices and agencies, 27%
  • Political and Social advocacy: campaign managers, outreach coordinators, lobbyists, nonprofits managers, policy research, 11%
  • Law or Legal Research, 15%
  • Higher Education: faculty, administrators, advisers, coordinators, fundraisers, 16%
  • Private Sector: banking, finance, insurance, health care, government liaisons, 25%

Examples of recent placements include:

Ahmad Shirmeen Ahmad, Resource Development Coordinator, YWCA Chicago

Bousson Jeff Bousson, Sustainability Officer, Central Washington University

Ducay Jerald Ducay, Senior Planner, Burleson, TX

Gernady Karleen Gernady, Management Analyst, Village of Lindenhurst, IL

Griffin Jacob Griffin, Senior Director, Development & Planned Giving, Purdue Research

Hill Alisa Hill, Compensation Coordinator/HR Design & Strategy, City Colleges of Chicago

Jacobs Matthew Jacobs, Attorney, Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings

Juszczak Lindsey Juszczak, Victim Witness Coordinator, Coles County State's Attorney

Kaiser Rachel Kaiser, Field Representative, Congressman Bost

Naperville Phil Love, Project Director, City of Naperville

Mejdrich Austin Mejdrich, Chief of Staff, IL State Representative Walker

Mitchell Edwyn Mitchell, Senior Global Manager, Events & Field Marketing, Constructor

Negron Maralea Negron, Director of Operations, Democratic Party of IL

Nudelman Jacob Nudelman, Deputy Budget Director, City of Chicago

Prillaman Jennifer Prillaman, Foreign Service Officer, State Department, Japan

Sage Courtney Sage, Assistant Village Administrator, Cary, IL

Shula Ashley Shula, Associate Attorney, Growe, Eisen, Karlen & Eilerts

Thedford Reggie Thedford, Legal Counsel, Restore Your Vote Campaign

Legislative Director Ciara Wagoner, Chief Legislative Liaison, IL Environmental Protection Agency

Walton Lily Walton, Executive Director, Champaign County Housing Authority




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Department of Political Science

Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-2926

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