Political Science

Job Opportunities for Political Science and M.P.A. Graduates

IU South Bend students with political science backgrounds have pursued many careers, including the following:

Journalism (e.g., print and broadcast journalism)

Business (e.g., management, sales)

Government service (e.g., U.S. Foreign Service, FBI, CIA, IRS, U.S. Dept. of Education, U.S. Dept. of Defense, congressional aide, state and local agencies and elected offices)  
Law School
Teaching (including college teaching after graduate school)
Elective office (state and local levels)
Employment oversees

Our students are employed throughout Michiana and beyond. Their employers include the Internal Revenue Service; St. Joseph Regional Medical Center; Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation; Press Ganey Associates, Inc.; Indiana Economic Development Corporation; Memorial Health System; University of Notre Dame; Michiana Area Council Government; City of Mishawaka; the Elkhart Chamber of Commerece; and elected office in the Indiana State Legislature, among others.

Many more have gone on to graduate studies throughout the U.S.