What Happens Afterwards?

Upon graduation, our students find themselves well-prepared for the premier graduate programs in the country. In recent years, these schools have included Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton and Yale, as well as the most selective national and regional law schools, including Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, Michigan and Stanford. In fact, a notable number of our majors make their way through law schools around the country.

Our graduates have also proven extremely competitive for the most prestigious national graduate scholarships, including the Fulbright, Gates, Javits, Marshall and Rhodes. In the last five years, four politics majors have received Truman awards, earning Willamette national institutional recognition from the Truman Foundation.

Our graduates can be found in the United States Congress and on the State Supreme Court, in Americorps and the Peace Corps, in Teach for America and teaching abroad in Japan, Morocco and Russia. Others are working as legislative and program assistants in Washington, DC, and across the nation, running local non-profits and leading safaris in Africa, promoting professional athletic teams and protecting the environment.

Politics graduates enter all walks of life, and whether they begin careers in government, public organizations or business, they do so as skilled, thoughtful and effective members of society who are valued for their broad range of competencies.