Government and Foreign Affairs

Transferable skills that Government and Foreign Affairs majors develop
Students studying Government and Foreign Affairs acquire many skills that can easily transfer to any subject matter:

Interacting with diverse populations
Understanding community needs  
Computer literacy
Working well under pressure
Developing ideas  
Marketing and persuading
Working as a team
Complex decision making  
Problem solving  
Analytical thinking
Researching  
Leading
Understanding the big picture  
Appreciating differing worldviews

Possible job titles for Government and Foreign Affairs majors:
Accountant
District Attorney
Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Service Officer
International Relations Specialist
Journalist
Labor Relations Specialist
Legislative Advocate
Market-Research Analyst
Military Officer
Paralegal
Political Campaign Manager
Politician
Professor
Public Relations Officer
Teacher
Writer

Types of employers:
Archives 
Business & Industry
Chambers of Commerce 
Consulting Firms 
Correctional Institutions
Educational Institutions
Government Agencies 
Historical Societies
Import/Export Companies 
Labor Unions
Magazines & Newspapers 
Market Research Departments and Firms
Nonprofit Organizations 
Political Organizations 
Regional Planning Councils and Associations

Visit the H-SC Government and Foreign Affairs website or catalogue!

Other sources of information
Career counselors, alumni, and faculty members are great resources. Visit Career Education early and often, and talk to professors in your major and related fields. Career Coaches can help connect you with alumni in career fields that interest you for informational interviews. Professional associations are excellent sources of career and employment information, and many of them have websites.  Contact the following organizations and websites for more information:

American Political Science Association

American Society for Public Administration