Political Science Major Jobs and Graduate School Acceptances 2024

Books written by Dickinson political science faculty.

An array of political science texts.

Tony Trandafir

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Employer: Epic
Job title: project manager
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson has been instrumental in my personal and professional development, preparing me for unknown situations after graduating. Dickinson’s rigorous academic curriculum has given me a well-rounded education, emphasizing critical thinking, problem-solving and practical communication skills. The small class sizes and close interactions with professors allowed me to articulate my ideas effectively. As a law & policy major specifically, I focused on analyzing legal issues while concentrating on advocacy and justice for various groups. The internship opportunities and extracurricular activities I’ve participated in allowed me to think about how my actions impact the world around me and prepared me for a role in project management. Although I’ll be working at a medical software company and have no experience in either of those fields, my liberal arts education has allowed me to embrace learning and think critically and strategically to solve problems. These skills are necessary for many fields, and I believe I am well positioned to enter the workforce because of my sustainable and globally focused education.
Internship Experience
  • Clark County District Attorney’s Office, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Cumberland County Courthouse, Carlisle, Pa.

Jonah Schwartz

Hometown: Framingham, Massachusetts
Majors: environmental studies, political science
Employer: Greylock Campaigns
Job title: campaign director 
Graduate School: University of Maine
Field of study: School of Policy and International Affairs

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has given me the intellectual and social confidence to have professional conversations with colleagues and superiors. 

Internship Experience 
  • Dana Research Fellow, Carlisle, Pa.

Jordan Schucker

Hometown: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Major: political science 
Graduate School: American University Washington College of Law
Field of study: J.D. with a concentration in international human rights
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
The liberal-arts education I received at Dickinson enabled me to forge my own academic and professional paths while giving me the tools I needed to accomplish my goals. My great professors, friends, coaches and courses made all of these accomplishments possible throughout my journey.
Internship Experience
  • House Divided Project at Dickinson, undergraduate intern.

William Moorman

Hometown: Manlius, New York
Major: political science 
Graduate School: Syracuse University
Field of study: social studies education
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson's focus on a holistic liberal-arts education has helped me learn to synthesize information from various field and apply the knowledge effectively, a skill that should be useful.
Internship Experience
  • City councilman in Syracuse, New York, intern.

Isaiah Jackson

Hometown: West Hartford, Connecticut
Major: political science
Employer: The Hartford
Job title: global specialty underwriter 
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
It provided me with a rigorous academic experience that bolstered my writing ability. This is going to be helpful for my career.
Internship Experience
  • The Hartford, Hartford Conn., global specialty underwriter intern.
  • The Hartford, Hartford Conn., talent management intern.

Adam Smith

Hometown: Hackettstown, New Jersey
Major: political science 
Employer: U.S. Army
Job title: infantry platoon leader

Colin Schweitzer

Hometown: Lebanon, New Jersey
Majors: law & policy, political science 
Graduate School: Northeastern University
Field of study: public policy
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Given me widely applicable skills and a broad base of knowledge. It has taught me how to communicate coherently and to a diverse audience.
Internship Experience
  • Nationwide Governmental Affairs team, intern. 

Sophia Acquista

Hometown: Adams, Massachusetts
Majors: dance, political science 
Employer: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Job title: patrons services assistant 
What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?
Studying abroad and entering the dance program/associated clubs.

Molly Moran

Hometown: Pennsauken, New Jersey
Majors: philosophy, political science 
Employer: The Aubrey Group LLC
Job title: grants research analyst
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
Dickinson has allowed me to get to know my professors very well. My good connection with Associate Professor of Philosophy Jeff Engelhardt in his class, Philosophy of Race and Gender in Spring 2022 gave me a platform for my academic abilities to be recognized, which I believe contributed to being selected for the research assistant position. This experience gave me experience in research and writing, which I believe helped me secure my current parttime employment at the Aubrey Group. Beyond these experiences, Dickinson has shown me how to work with others with different perspectives and think critically. 
Internship Experience
  • Dickinson College Department of Philosophy, Carlisle, Pa., research assistant   

Izzy Clarke

Hometown: Bellevue, Washington
Majors: political science, philosophy 
Employer: University of Houston
Job title: teaching assistant
Graduate School: University of Houston
Field of study: philosophy
How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?
The professors assisted me so much with bolstering my graduate school applications and preparing me for graduate study.
Internship Experience
  • Upaya Social Ventures, U.S. Army War College

Colin Kovacs

Hometown: Rye, New York
Major: political science 
Employer: Boston Beer Company
Job title: brewery representative



Published May 25, 2024