Governmental work is one of the most extensive areas of opportunity for political science graduates. The degree can also lead to positions with private businesses, or in law, politics, journalism, and teaching, among others.


Where Are They Now?

Helena Milman ’97, after working for two law firms in Chicago, completed her degree at John Marshall Law School.

George Black ’99 is a real estate broker and consultant in the Chicago area.

Tara Der-Yeghiayan ’00 received an M.A. in English language and literature from Western Illinois University, and teaches literature, rhetoric, and American culture at Seattle University.

Kimberly Kosteff ’00 earned a master’s degree at the Monterey Institute of Inter-national Studies and works for a Defense Department contractor.

Aaron Oppenheimer ’00 following his graduation, became Village Manager of Decatur, Mich.

John Gibbons ’01 earned a law degree at Northern Illinois University and is Assistant States Attorney for Winnebago County, Ill.

Jeri Anne Hose Ryan ’02 received a master’s degree from Illinois State University and works for a conservative public interest lobbying organization in Chicago.

Joel Collinsworth ’04 is a substitute teacher in Rockford and runs a computer repair company.

Frank Dyke ’04 is senior account representative for a business equipment company in Rockford.

Matthew Phillips ’04 is AVP of Operations and Global Affairs at Rockford University.

Abide Takou ’04 completed a course of graduate study at Georgetown University, worked for a development consulting
firm in Washington DC, and is currently employed at the World Bank.

Rose Dusing ’05 is a Winnebago County probation officer.

Jason Leviskas ’05 pursued a master’s degree in public administration at Roosevelt University.

Political Science
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Jules Gleicher, Ph.D.