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    Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government
    Phone: 724-537-4597


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  • Politics AdInternships and Careers in Political Science

    Internships enable our students to take their knowledge and skills into a professional environment. Our faculty actively encourages and helps students find internships to gain valuable practical experience.

    In recent years, our students have interned at places such as the Charles Koch Foundation in Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Department of Commerce in Germany, for federal judge William Baughman, for numerous state and federal senators and representatives, for Westmoreland County public defenders, and for several law firms.

    Thanks to the combination of class work and internships, graduates with a degree in Politics go on to successful professional careers. Our graduates can expect:

    Law Placements. Recent graduates (approximately 50%) have gone on to such institutions as:

    • Harvard Law School 
    • University of Pittsburgh Law School
    • Ava Maria Law School, 
    • George Mason Law School
    • Catholic University of America Law School
    • Duquesne University Law School
    • Ohio Northern University School of Law
    • Ohio State University Law School
    • Washington University (in St. Louis) Law School, etc.

    Graduate School Placements (approximately 40% of graduates): 

    • St. John’s College
    • MPIA and GSPIA at University of Pittsburgh
    • PhD at Catholic University , Claremont Graduate University, Louisiana State University
    • M.Div. at Regent University School of Divinity
    • George Mason University Public Policy School
    • Villanova University
    • Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School
    • California University
    • University of Toronto
    • Jagiellonian University in Poland
    • Humboldt University in Germany, etc.

    Job Placements (approximately 10% of graduates seek jobs immediately after graduation):

    • Foundation for Economic Education
    • AT&T
    • Marine Corps OTC
    • Performance Learning Center in New Jersey
    • RGS
    • Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
    • Legislative aides, etc.