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Careers

What are you going to do with your degree?

It can be a daunting question. What will you do with it? What do you want to do next? And how are you going to get there?

Whether you are an undergraduate student just starting to explore your career options, a postgraduate hoping to specialise your skills for career enhancement, or a mature student changing career tracks completely, PAIS and Warwick are here to offer you support.

The Senior Career Consultant linked with PAIS is Chris Manley. 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 or how far you have gotten in your academic journey. The Student Careers & Skills pages provide more details, along with links to MyAdvantage, the service through which you can book onto events and explore placement opportunities.

Our alumni consistently secure graduate and professional level jobs soon after graduation, and our average undergraduate alumni salary is above the average for other UK politics graduates. If data speaks louder for you, check out our official alumni employment statistics reported to the UK government each year.

This is your portal to information on what kinds of careers PAIS graduates are actually in, alumni case studies to show you how they got there , university-based opportunities, and access to specialised central services and advice.

As a PAIS student, your skills include:

  • Expert understanding of role and importance of the political arena
  • Knowledge and reflectiveness on current affairs
  • Ability to argue your point in writing and speaking
  • develping a range of perspectives
  • evaluation of information

Prospects has more info on the key skills you will gain on a politics degree and what career options these skills can open up.

Further advice and guidance

  • Chris Manley, Senior Careers Consultant for PAIS (Drop In every Monday in terms 1 and 2, 12.30pm-1.30pm, S1.65 in Social Studies. Or book a meeting through My Advantage).
  • Justin Greaves, PAIS Director of Student Experience and Progression (undergraduate)
  • Your personal tutor or programme director