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Duane Oldfield

Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science; Chair of International Relations

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7156

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

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Law Student, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Matthew Milewski ’21
  • Law Student, St. Louis University School of Law, Jared Schwarz ’20
  • Law Student, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Cayne Randle ’20
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Spanish Literature and Culture, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Beatriz Jimenez ’19
  • Law Student, Sports Law, Marquette University Law School, Spencer Bauer ’19
  • Law Student, Litigation, Southern Illinois University Law School, Dylan Zippay ’18

Some pursue careers in politics...

  • Chief of Staff, State of Illinois, Marissa Arrez ’18
  • Community Affairs Specialist, Illinois Student Assistance Commission , Brandon Perez ’18
  • Campaign Data Specialist, Hubay LLC, Zooey Brewer ’17
  • Operations Associate, Illinois Secretary of State, Roberto Davila ’17
  • Assistant Research Administrator, Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, Thomas Bazan ’05
  • Legislative Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives, Danyell Punelli ’96

Some pursue law careers...

  • Legislative Associate, Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, Jonathan Schrag ’19
  • Legal Clerk, Duncan Legal PC, Patrick Marzolino ’19
  • Litigation Legal Secretary, Mayer Brown, Esther Trujillo ’18
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Maryland Judiciary, Djaq Morris ’18
  • Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP, Danielle Goebel ’09
  • Lake County State's Attorney, Lake County, IL, Eric Rinehart ’98

Some pursue civil service...

  • Volunteer, Hogar Sol, Anna Rhodes ’21
  • Fellow, Syrian Emergency Task Force, Colton Denton ’20
  • Director of Outreach, HOPE Fair Housing Center, Rachel Watson ’19
  • Opportunity Youth Coordinator, Milwaukee Succeeds, Irene Stephenson ’19
  • Head of Operations, The Kutumb Foundation, Austin Mobley ’11
  • Senior Director, IHI, Paul Howard ’92

Some pursue careers in business...

  • Change Analyst, Inoapps, Polina Florova ’19
  • Closing Specialist, JVM Lending, Jessily Joseph ’19
  • Property Administrator, Colliers International, Jack Barreca ’19
  • Mortgage Loan Closer, Freedom Mortgage, Christina Luu ’18
  • Senior Finance & Business Intelligence Analyst, William Blair ’10
  • Vice President of Product, Clearco, Katrina Shackelford ’02

And some have found success in other fields...

  • ORISE Science, Technology, and Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy, Nicholas Ryan ’19
  • Paid Media Specialist, NPAccel, Carolyn Ginder ’19
  • Reporter, The Pantagraph, Sierra Henry ’18
  • Urban Planner, Nspiregreen LLC, Karen Armendariz ’18
  • Family Support Coordinator, Developmental Pathways, Maureen Lincke ’18
  • Fine Artist, Self-Employed, Meredith Kopelman ’08
  • Founder & Psychotherapist, Positive Regard Therapy, Bert Fox ’99

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54%

Political Science Alumni Working in Related Field

Top Job Titles of Political Science Alumni

  1. Attorney
  2. Partner
  3. President
  4. Business Owner
  5. Project Manager
  6. Chief Financial Officer

$86,885

Estimated Salary of Alumni with Political Science Degrees

Top Occupations of Political Science Alumni

  1. Lawyers
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Personal Service Managers
  4. Postsecondary Teachers
  5. Operations Managers
  6. Financial Managers
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Printed on Friday, May 20, 2022