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Political Science

Careers in Political Science

Explore career options for political science majors.

What can I do with a major in Political Science?

Adelphi’s Center for Career and Professional Development offers support and tools to help you figure out your optimal career path. Use the Career Path resource to see what careers are often connected to a major in political science, including those in the international studies major.. Make an appointment with one of our career counselors for personalized assistance or career exploration.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Find jobs and internships related to your degree in political science by using Handshake, Adelphi’s online job recruiting service.

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Prepare for a teaching career

Adelphi offers a unique combined baccalaureate/master’s five year program  which allows students to major in political science and also fulfill courses in education that will lead to New York State teaching certification. See the Scholar Teacher Education Program Master of Arts Programs in Childhood Education and Adolescence Education offered in association with the Adelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education.

Career Success Stories from our Political Science Alumni

Joe Conte '09

Joe Conte ’09

Our political science majors go on to do a wide range of interesting things after leaving Adelphi. Students find their calling in law, government, nonprofit work, teaching, business, media and more. Here are some professional highlights from some of our political science alumni.

Joe Bruno ’13 graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School in May 2016. Bruno works as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he practices corporate litigation.

Tayyaba Bukhari ’10 graduated with her Masters in Public Policy, specializing in women’s and children’s health and education, in May 2015, from The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She is currently leading a small team as associate director at a women’s healthcare nonprofit organization.

Joe Conte ’09 is living in San Francisco. Conte does sales for the political technology startup Hustle, throws values-driven dance parties with Redisco, is co-organizer of the new Burning Man camp Cool Intentions, and serves as an advisor to Hylo, Action Network and more!

Daniel Cronin '08

Daniel Cronin ’08

Daniel Cronin ’08 is the ENERGY STAR and Smart Thermostat lead at USEPA at the Environmental Protection Agency. He oversees technical energy efficiency analysis, communications and outreach.

Phil DiSanto ’12 graduated from Columbia Law School in May 2015. He is now a litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.

David Fuller ’06 is working at ICON International in Connecticut as a broadcast services specialist and is in a training program to become a Media buyer in local advertising. He is also serving his last year of a four year term on the Town of Stratford (CT) Zoning Commission.

TaLona Holbert ’12 is attending Cardozo Law School. She and her partner, Danelly Bellow from Cardozo, won the 12th Annual Immigration Law Competition hosted by the Moot Court Board. On the path to this victory, Holbert and her team beat Harvard (in both oral and on the brief).

Jazmine Javier-LaRosa ’16 is in the Master of Arts in Labor Studies program at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies—part of the CUNY School of Professional Studies. She is interning within the Research and Policy Department with Laborers’ Local 1010 while studying full-time.

TaLona Holbert '12 

TaLona Holbert ’12

Nikki Kateman ’10 is a political and communications director at Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW, which represents about 16,000 workers in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Putnam Counties, as well as in parts of New Jersey. Kateman is also a union delegate for the Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO and the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

Michelle Raider ’13 recently joined the Northwell Health family at their Center For Young Adult, Adolescent, and Pediatric HIV. In her role, Raider is heavily involved in connecting LGBTQIA individuals to care and support, as well as connecting young people living with HIV and AIDS to social programs and medical support they need.

Elizabeth Rilling ’16 interned at the White House Council on Environmental Quality on the Energy and Climate Change team after she graduated from Adelphi. Rilling now works at the Social Science Research Council as a program assistant, supporting a new program to foster interdisciplinary studies across social and natural sciences. 


For further information, please contact:

Department of Political Science
Blodgett Hall Room 202
p – 516.877.4590

Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

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