It was really my Policy Studies research skills and real-world experience that helped me find a job. These skills set me apart from other applicants and showed them I had learned and actually DONE everything I needed to succeed in the job. Thanks for creating such a wonderful program!
The people I work with are all saying that I am learning faster than the people they have trained in the past few years. I wanted to thank you for helping me to learn the skills I needed to for the real world and for preparing me to succeed professionally!
If you want to be a teacher, lawyer or journalist, definitely consider the Policy Studies major. You learn invaluable skills, how to research, write, evaluate and present data the right way, skills that every employer wants.
It will never cease to surprise me how the skills I learned still help me today. Everything from knowing what benchmarks are, working with access, grant writing, and knowing specific details about policy (which my supervisor always seems to appreciate) come up on a regular basis.
The choice to join Policy Studies was the best decision I made during my undergraduate studies and I know that the skills, experience, and motivation to “do good” will serve me well during my time in the military.