There are 2 way to answer this question. The first would be to ask you, what career would you like to undertake? The cool thing about being "entry level" is that companies are looking to hire based on potential, not established skill. So, to be employable in any career field you need to demonstrate some transferable skills that all employers want to hire. Things like leadership, a capacity to learn, professionalism, drive/ work ethic, good references, etc. If you can add proficiency in a relevant skill on top of these, you will be in a great position. Through this process, I took a Sociology degree and turned it into a facilities management role, then a recruiting job and then a sales role. Now I work at one of the best companies in the world.
The second way to answer the questions would be to say, what do people with Political Science Degrees typically graduate and do. The answer would be most work in law, government or for a non-profit. If there is something you are passionate about, there can be few careers more satisfying then working for a non-profit.
John recommends the following next steps:
- My advice at this point would be to reach out to some Political Science alumni from your school and ask them about their career decisions. They will help you understand what your options are in a very tangible way. You should be able to find them on LinkedIn or through a school directory.