There are several opportunities for students and alumni to get assistance in total job search planning free of charge. Some of these include the following:
Assistance with career planning is offered free of charge to students and recent alumni by Career and Student Employment Services. These services include career advising, a career resource center, Vault online career library, on-campus interviewing, employment and internship opportunities posted in BroncoJOBS, employer database, assistance with career search correspondence such as resumes and letters of application, interviewing software "Perfect Interview," career workshops and seminars, annual career fairs, interest inventories such as Focus, and referral to other campus agencies.
The career services advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences is Kelli Cummings (269) 387-2745, firstname.lastname@example.org. Kelli is active in seeking information and resources for the international and comparative major.
Career and Student Employment Services, located on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall can assist you in finding a job.
For job hunting while on campus, the Student Employment Referral Service recruits both on- and off-campus employment opportunities for Western Michigan University students. It provides information on the Federal and State Work Study Program, off-campus job listings, on-campus job listings, and career related employment and internships. Students may review the jobs listed with the service at BroncoJOBS, (269) 387-2725.
Many careers require more than an undergraduate degree. Your undergraduate Political Science degree can lead to admission to law or graduate school.
Graduate schools typically offer both master's and Ph.D. degrees. For most occupations in the political world, a master's is sufficient. There are specialized mastesrs degrees in political science, public administration, public policy, international relations, comparative politics, and international development.
Talk to your advisor early in your student career, even if you're not sure what you want to do yet. If law school or graduate school is a likely option, you should plan ahead. Certain degrees (usually, one of our specialized majors), combinations of major and minor, extra skills, and extracurricular activities can help you build an attractive portfolio.
1. Think through the options that interest you the most. (Have a talk with your major advisor about this.) Most students have found it best not to be exclusive at this point, but to include any options that are appealing.
2. Put together the best overall portfolio you can.
3. Visit Career and Student Employment Services as early in your career as possible.
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