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Career Outcomes

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L. Sue Hulett

Professor of Political Science

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7475

lhulett@​knox.edu

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5 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success

1. Some pursue careers in politics.

  • Research Associate, Vote Smart, Des Moines, Iowa. Paige Lee '15.
  • Staff Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Philip Bennett '14. 
  • Legislative Correspondent, Senator Dick Durbin, United States Senate, Washington, D.C. Brad Middleton '08.
  • Chief Legislative Liaison, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, Illinois. Donovan Griffith '07.

2. Some pursue law careers.

  • Associate Attorney, Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, Chicago. Helen Hapner '11.
  • Legal Assistant, Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, Illinois. Amanda Mitchell '11
  • Associate, Jones Day, Chicago, Illinois, Erica Jaffe '08.
  • Partner, Behr, McCarter & Potter, St. Louis, Missouri. Joel Christensen '06.
  • Director of Enforcement, NCAA, Indianapolis, Indiana. Brynna Barnhart '03.

3. Some pursue civil service.

  • AmeriCorps Volunteer, Center for Natural Lands Management, Olympia, Washington. Jackson Axley '15.
  • English Language Arts Teacher, Teach for America, Greenville, Missouri. Ashlee Pitts '15. 
  • Teen Educator, Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, Virginia. Marya Slade '14.
  • Budget Manager, City of Round Rock, Texas. Kevin Klosterboer '09.

4. Some pursue careers in technology and business.

  • Manager of Business Development, Rocket Sports Properties, Learfield Sports Toledo, Ohio. Neal Moon '14 
  • Project Manager, Epic Systems, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin. Christian Perez '14. 
  • Founder, Fristaden & Company, Belize. Julius Parod '13.
  • Branch Office Manager, Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc., Brentwood, Tennessee. Karl Bair '12. 
  • Principal, Independent UX & Innovation Consulting, Louisville, Kentucky. Jacob Diller-Schatz '09.
  • Web Expert, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois. Donnie Forti '06.
  • Vice President of People and Culture, Zillow Group, Seattle, Washington. Dan Spaulding '99.

5. Some pursue other career paths.

  • Graphic Designer, Sketchdeck, LaCrosse, Washington. Griffin Belzer '15.
  • Director of Development, Illinois Humanities, Chicago, Illinois. Liesl Pereira '10.
  • Business Risk Management Consultant, Caterpillar, Peoria, Illinois. Brett Tilly '95.

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