A few weeks ago I attended a political science career panel, where they brought in University of Minnesota political science alumni ranging from recent graduates, to more seasoned graduates. It was really interesting to hear what different paths students took, and hear their advice about the necessary steps that helped to get them there.
One of the biggest things reiterated in the panel, was the importance of internships and to take advantage of getting credit for an internship while in school. It was also really neat to be able to connect with alumni and ask questions about the workforce and to get ideas.
So as a senior, I’m starting to think more seriously about what I’m going to do after graduation in the spring. I still am unsure as to where I want to look for jobs and if I’m staying in the Twin Cities area or not. It’s a little stressful, but I know that I still have plenty of time to think about it.
A week later I attend the College of Liberal Arts career fair focusing on jobs in government. I went to the fair and it was really helpful to see many different local and national organizations and talk with recruiters to hear what entry level positions generally are in each field. It was a great experience and I’m really glad that I attended. It just makes me realize that I need to utilize the Career and Community Learning Center more than I have in the past, and continue to use the help that CLA offers!