Using Your Degree

St. Kate's political science major is an excellent major for rewarding careers in:

“We help students expand their horizons and see all their options.” — Professor Mary Margaret Smith

  • politics, as elected or appointed leaders, a campaign manager or special interest advocate — such as (photo, from left) St. Kate's alumnae politicians Erin Murphy, U.S. Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Elizabeth Langkilde Kautz
  • government, in areas such as public policy, research or city planning
  • international affairs or foreign service
  • law, with employers such as law firms, corporations and universities, or in private practice
  • nonprofits, in management, public relations and fundraising
  • business, including retail stores, restaurants and financial companies
  • journalism
  • broadcasting
  • education or teaching
  • non-governmental organizations, such as Human Rights Watch, Oxfam and the Red Cross

St. Kate's alumnae include:

  • Katherine Krauel-Hernberg, deputy district attorney, Crook County, Oregon.
  • Rachel Currans-Sheehan, section chief for pharmacy and quality, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
  • Hillary Spreizer, senior IT recruiter at The Latitude Group (double major in political science and international relations major).
  • Nicole Anderson, membership specialist at Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys (political science and history).
  • Elyse Ruiz, regional field director for Organizing for America (political science and sociology).
  • Melissa Wolf, legislative assistant, Minnesota State Senate (political science and history).
  • Kaley Taffe, operations manager, Minnesota House Republican Campaign Committee.

Graduate School

Your degree in political science from St. Kate's will open doors for graduate or professional study in psychology, law, business and other fields.

Among our alumnae:

  • Laura Nelson is enrolled at the University of Minnesota Law School.
  • Sara Eichberger Calvert earned a degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul.
  • Yer Chang earned a Master of Public Policy from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. She worked for Minnesota State Senator Mee Moua.
  • Tamara Drentel Brand earned a Master of Public Health from the American University of Lebanon and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern studies at Arizona State University.