After I graduated from Austin College, I pursued a career in nonprofit work, and every line of experience I had on my resume came from a connection made by an Austin College Political Science professor. I have just completed a Master of Public Affairs degree with a concentration in Nonprofit Management at Indiana University. During each day of graduate school, I was prepared BECAUSE of the Political Science classes I took at AC. I walked out of my first exam thinking, “There’s no way it could have been that easy.” But it was. I learned within the first week of grad school that the tests my peers had taken in their public undergraduate career did not require critical thinking or arguing for/against a theory, but instead relied on memory. My success in grad school is also a testament to the quality of education I received in Austin College Political Science courses.
I am currently working for the City of Austin as a Grants Coordinator.