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Political Economy

Class of 2012 (Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

The following data comes from the Career Center's annual Career Destinations Survey of graduating seniors. Our primary focus for this report is to illustrate the wide variety of employment and graduate school choices past students in this major have made.

Please note: Beginning with the 2006 survey year, students with double and triple majors are represented in each of their majors, whereas in past years their data were only presented in their primary major. Programs for which there are four or less responses will not have any data shown to protect the confidentiality of respondents.

Please note, Political Economy includes students who had graduated with the earlier PEIS major.

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Results Summary
Graduated Responded Percent    
263 99 38%    
Post-Graduate Activities

Grad School
46% 10% 33% 11%  
Employment Sectors & Average Salary*
For Profit Nonprofit Education Government Average Salary*
80% 2% 13% 4% $51,155
*Not all respondents report salary. Majors with four or less reported salaries have no salary information shown to protect the confidentiality of student data.
Employers & Job Titles
Accenture Analyst Consultant
Aggressor Consultant
Bain and Company Associate Consultant
Bain and Company Associate Consultant
Bank of the Sierra Credit Assistant Sales
California Department of Industrial Relations Research Analyst
Cisco Systems Inc Project Manager
Citigroup Salomon Smith Barney/Citibank Analyst
Currie Technologies Shift Manager
Deloitte and Touche LLP Tax Associate
Deloitte and Touche LLP Audit Associate
Deloitte and Touche LLP Accountant Auditor
Electionear Business Development Associate
Ernst and Young LLP Tax Staff
Gap Inc Analyst
International Immigration Law Firm I9 Project Analyst
KPMG Auditor
LinkedIn Sales Development
Merrill Lynch and Company Inc Associate
Nielsen Professional Services Anaylst
Nordstrom Sales Associate
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Associate
Red Bricks Media Marketing Analyst
Rothstein Kass LLP Accountant Auditor
Stanford University Research Assistant
Tafapolsky & Smith LLP Paralegal
Teach for America Teacher
Teach for America Teacher
Transports Sales Assistant
Union Bank Trainee
Union Square Business Improvement District Project Coordinator
United States Navy Naval Officer
University of California Berkeley Administrative Assistant
University of California Berkeley Gift Planning Coordinator
Visa Business Associate
Wells Fargo Bank Business Analyst/Technical Writer
WhatsApp Customer Service And Sales
Zuberance Software Engineer
Graduate Schools Attending

No data available.

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