Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Political Science Degree? Your Future is Set

The Washington NFL team just traded away its future (several first round draft picks plus a second) for the opportunity to draft a Political Science major: Robert Griffin III or RG3.  Another Political Science major is one of the most popular twitter-ers, bloggers, documentary producers around: Bill Simmons the ESPN Sports Guy. 

So, I now have new answers to the question: what to do with my poli sci degree other than grad school (see the past few days of posts)?  Obviously, the poli sci major is not just a path to politics, law school or professor-dom, despite the questions relatives often ask of aspiring poli sci majors.  I am amused that this article indicated the comparative advantage of the poli sci degree for a Quarterback. Perhaps not for every QB, but I could see the point for a QB going to DC, where the job is much  more political with dysfunctional owner, uptight coach.

Who is your favorite political scientist in a non-political science-y kind of job?


Rodger A. Payne said...

More than 20 years ago, I was in a comedy club in Chicago and the guy performing a stand-up routine was making a point about how college grads from the social sciences never work in their area of study. He looked right at me and asked, "What was your major?"

"Political science."

"And what do you do now?"

"Teach political science."

Unknown said...

I think acquiring a political science degree online requires great determination.