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Political Economy

Class of 2013 (Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

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.

The Employers & Job Titles section below includes full-time and part-time employment, and internships.

Please note: Students with double and triple majors are represented in each of their majors. For example, a double major in English and Computer Science will have her/his responses included in the report for both majors. 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    
215 73 34%    
Post-Graduate Activities

Grad School
36% 10% 36% 17%  
Employment Sectors & Average Salary*
For Profit Nonprofit Education Government Average Salary*
72% 6% 16% 6% $50,546
*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
Accretive Health  Operations Lead 
AmeriCorps  Program Coordinator 
AnewAmerica Community Corporation  Administrative Assistant 
Citrus Lane  Finance/Operations Analyst 
Corporate Law Firm  Paralegal 
Goldman, Sachs and Company  Financial Analyst 
Institute for Public Strategies  Project Support Specialist 
JPMorgan Chase  Associate 
Levi Strauss & Co  Stocking and Inventory Associate 
Macy's West  Sales Manager 
Oracle Corp  Business Development Associate 
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP  Tax Associate 
Safeway  Marketing Associate 
SAP  Rotational Program Associate 
Scientific Certification Systems  Sales Coordinator 
Square Inc Compliance Operations 
Strategic Asset Alliance  Investment Operations Analyst 
Tableau Software  Data Analyst 
Target Corporation  Assistant Manager 
The Walt Disney Company  Cast Member 
United States House of Representatives  Intern 
University of California Berkeley  Program Director 
University of California Berkeley  Administrative Assistant 
University of California Berkeley  Administrative Assistant 
US Capital Partners  Analyst 
Waddell & Reed Inc  Financial Advisor 
WalmartLabs  Software Engineer 
Walt Disney Resorts  Parks Cast Member 
Graduate Schools Attending
Field of Study Graduate School Degree
ARCHITECTURE University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Masters
DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS University College London Masters
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Stockholm School of Economics Masters
LAW University of California-Los Angeles JD
LAW University of California-Los Angeles JD
LAW Stetson University JD

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