A Speaker Series Sponsored by the Political Science Department
This speaker series seeks to bring in professionals working in fields that commonly employ Political Science graduates. They will discuss and answer questions about how they got into their careers, what skills are most useful, and practical feedback about how to get an entry-level job in the field.
Goals: Bring in practitioners from careers related to political science degrees to educate students about what they can do with their degrees, as well as provide practical advice on beginning careers in those fields.
Topics to include in sessions:
- Skills that practitioners look for.
- Examples of similar organizations that students can look to for experience.
- Examples of what they do during the day.
- Resume tips and other hiring quirks for the field (IE KSAs for federal employment)
- Develop potential contacts for internship placements.
- How their coursework helped prepare them for the careers
|Wednesday, November 17, 2021
from 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Careers IN LAW & LAW SCHOOL
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
|Tuesday, April 13 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm|
"Careers in the Federal Government"
Zack Porter has spent 14 years working with the Veterans Benefits Administration in the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he has made a career of compassionately serving veterans and their dependents. He is currently working as a supervisor for the Washington DC Decision Review Operation Center, where he works to ensure that appeals of veterans’ disability determinations are handled efficiently and fairly. Before beginning his career with the VA, Zack earned his BA in Psychology from Amherst College. Zack started his career working as a Veterans Service Representative in the Boston VA Regional Office. He was later promoted to the appeals division supervisor in Boston and later transferred to a supervisory position in the Winston Salem Regional Office.
Topic: Careers in Political Science: Zack Porter Veterans Affairs
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Meeting ID: 847 3159 4314
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|Tuesday, November 10, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.|
Come join us on Tuesday, November 10, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. via Zoom to learn more about her career at a leading NGO and how a Political Science degree can prepare you for a wide range of careers and advanced degrees.
Carrie Alesbury is a Basic Education Advisor at Save the Children US, where she specializes in inclusive education programming around the globe. She holds a BA in Political Science from Boston College, an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, and an MEd with a focus on special education from Lesley University. Carrie is currently based in Washington, DC where she is completing her EdD in Education Policy at George Washington University.
For more information on her work, see her recent blog post: https://blog.savethechildren.org/2018/03/working-local-government.html
Invitation: David L Stack is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Careers in Political Science: International Nonprofit
Meeting ID: 878 6288 9168
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