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    So I will have my AA Degree this May. I have been looking into Political Science and everything Business. I know your suppose to do what you want but what are your thoughts on these fields and which one would you pick between the two and why? Thanks




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    Re: Thoughts?

    Get an accounting degree and get decent grades you're pretty much guaranteed a decent job out of school.



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    poly sci has no hard skills to market when you graduate because it's a field based on relationships, etc. unless you had great internships while in school it won't get you anywhere right outta college. business is such a broad field and many employers now want MBAs(!). I would focus on finance or accounting and you'll be set after you graduate.


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    Definitely go with political science. Politics is broken, it could use all of the help it can get. And with the brilliance you show around here on a regular basis I bet you could really do some good. Save us RollsRoyce, the world doesn't need more accountants.


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    Most decent jobs you can get with PS require using it to go to law school or getting a masters in public administration. Unless you are sure you want to do one of those two things, become a CPA, there seems to be an abundance of jobs for them.



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    Depends on if you want a job. My profession is as an Accountant, but I have Master's in Public Administration (housed in the Poli Sci dept). My accounting friends have jobs. The ones from Poli Sci are struggling mightily in the job market.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    poly sci has no hard skills to market when you graduate because it's a field based on relationships, etc. unless you had great internships while in school it won't get you anywhere right outta college. business is such a broad field and many employers now want MBAs(!). I would focus on finance or accounting and you'll be set after you graduate.
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    Business. You can work anywhere in the world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    MIS
    This. MIS and Supply Chain Management are the two safest bets in the College of Business.



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    Quote Originally Posted by carvers4math View Post
    Most decent jobs you can get with PS require using it to go to law school or getting a masters in public administration. Unless you are sure you want to do one of those two things, become a CPA, there seems to be an abundance of jobs for them.
    The Masters in Public Administration doesn't help much unless you have some experience (only worked for my friends who extended internships with either gov't or nonprofit entities and turned it into a full-time spot).

    Oh, and fyi, last I had heard, ISU was shutting down its MPA program, but that was before the whole Harkin Institute thing blew up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Business. You can work anywhere in the world.
    nope. bet he can't work in Pyongyang


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    nope. bet he can't work in Pyongyang
    Maybe not, but Poli Sci would not work there either. A lot of PS students go into the military.


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    And since we're discussing Accounting, here's a funny tumblr...

    #howshouldweaccountforme



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    Accounting or finance...either one will set you up for a job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerbrat View Post
    This. MIS and Supply Chain Management are the two safest bets in the College of Business.
    This...about 6 years ago SCM had a 90+% job placement with avg. salary around 45k...with MIS background mfg companies will be salivating over you. (Even with mediocre grades. 3.0 or higher)



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