After returning to El Paso after graduating with a major in Environmental Studies and Political Science and a minor in French, I worked with Texas Senator Jose Rodriguez in his district office as a legislative intern. I then did one year of AmeriCorps VISTA service with the City of El Paso Resilience and Sustainability Department.… [Read More]
After graduating from AC in 1998, I moved to Washington, DC, and worked in the Federal Government for 13 years on Capitol Hill, at the White House, and at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. From 2011-14, I earned a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School as well as an Anglican Diploma and a… [Read More]
A few years after graduation I went on to earn my master’s degree in social work and currently work for a foster/adoption agency in Houston. While it might not seem like a natural progression, my undergraduate degree in political science has significantly enhanced my career as a social worker. Coursework through the political science department… [Read More]
My studies in International Relations at Austin College taught me how to be critical of the different perspectives and agendas within the international structure. Though my research and class debates, I gained essential communication skills, qualitative analytical skills, and critical thinking skills which are essential to my studies in international development. After graduating with my… [Read More]
The professors in the political science made sure to provide a concrete path for students. Above all, they helped me translate what I was learning in the classroom, into a career path. They had the uncanny ability to predict the skills I needed to work on so that I would be a better candidate for… [Read More]
My International Relations and Political Science classes discussed issues such as development within the context of environmental and self-sustainability which I am able to directly apply in my job as a Community Economic Volunteer in the Peace Corps.
My time at Austin College taught me how to be a dedicated student, as well as a conscious citizen. The faculty became some of my most trusted mentors and supporters as I applied to graduate schools and figured out my next steps after graduation. My experiences at Austin College not only taught me about the… [Read More]
After I graduated from Austin College in 2016, each line on my resume came from a direct connection made by an Austin College professor. These experiences jump-started my career in nonprofit work, as I took my classroom lessons to provide community work in the Grayson County region. It did not take long for me to… [Read More]
My International Relations and EALC majors have prepared me for the workforce by giving me the resources to have successful communication, analytic, and research skills. The professors are amazing and will make sure they do everything they can to help you succeed and think outside the box.
Studying Political Science enabled me to pursue my academic passions, eventually leading to a master’s degree at Johns Hopkins SAIS Europe, one of the premier graduate programs for International Relations, graduating in 2019. The outstanding faculty in the Political Science department not only encouraged and pushed me onto this achievement, but also prepared me to… [Read More]