A degree in Politics can take you to so many places, that figuring out what it is you want to do after graduating can seem quite daunting. It doesn't matter if you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student just starting to explore your career options, narrowing your focus for career enhancement, or looking to change career tracks, this is where PAIS and the University of Warwick can help - whilst we can't get you the jobs, we can point you in the right direction.
There are lots of ways to find jobs, with the first one being the University's My Advantage page. Here you can create your own profile and tailor searches to suit your own interests. You can also use it to book onto a workshop or arrange a meeting with Chris Manley should you want to discuss ideas and options.
Chris is the Senior Career Consultant linked with PAIS and he offers one-to-one careers appointments in the department and workshops designed specifically for PAIS students. He is part of the Student Careers and Skills team, who offer a range of events and workshops designed for all students, regardless of what stage you are at in your career thinking, how mainstream or unusual your ideas may be, and at what stage you are in your academic journey. The Student Careers & Skills pages provide more details.
Remember, once you graduate you become part of Warwick Alumni, of which PAIS graduates consistently secure graduate and professional level jobs soon after graduation. If data speaks louder for you, check out our official alumni employment statistics reported to the UK government each year.
Further advice and guidance
Chris Manley, Senior Careers Consultant for PAIS (Drop In every Wednesday in term-time, 12.30pm-1.30pm, Social Scicences Careers office, opposite the Social Science Cafe. Or book a meeting through My Advantage).
Dr. Justin Greaves, PAIS Director of Student Experience and Progression (undergraduate)
Dr. Samantha Cooke, PAIS Deputy Director of Student Experience and Progression (Employability)
Your personal tutor or programme director
In PAIS, we teach students to think critically.
- This means questioning current practice and thinking of different ways of doing things.
In PAIS, we teach students to better understand dynamics of social interactions.
- This means you will be more attentive to the constraints and opportunities, as well as the different ideas that people hold.
Because of this, you will have developed a lot of transferable skills, including:
- Having an expert understanding of the role and importance of the political arena
- Knowledge and reflectiveness on current affairs
- An ability to argue your point in writing and speaking
- Developing a range of perspectives
- You have experience evaluating information
PAIS listing of career destinations
Alumni profiles--How did they get there?
Student Careers & Skills (SCS)
PAIS Careers Facebook Page
SCS Page for PAIS students
SCS Sector Page on Government and Politics