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Since graduating from LSSU's Communication program in 2008, Ben has enjoyed success in the insurance industry due in part to the skills he learned at LSSU. He currently is an Operations Supervisor for Farmers Insurance Group in Grand Rapids, MI and leads a team of 15 in a direct to customer contact center. The department plays a major role in Farmer's market strategy by supporting the local agent distribution channel with extended hours via phone and chat. "The interpersonal and organizational communication skills I learned at LSSU are used on a daily basis in insurance. Insurance is an intangible product that is more of an interpersonal relationship between the policy holder and the company", says Ben. "My primary job is coaching team members to effectively analyze and communicate complex situations in a way our customers understand using straightforward and proactive interaction models. The curriculum at LSSU not only prepared in my current job, but also prepared me to know how to transfer these skills to my team."

Ben Momber - BA Communication 2008

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With the skills they acquire in writing, speaking, analysis, critical thinking and leadership, political science majors are able to pursue a wide variety of career options (some of which require additional education).

A sample of typical occupations includes:

  • Attorney — Represents clients in private practice, in small or large law firms; represents corporations, labor unions, trade associations or governments as a salaried employee; serves as a prosecutor or public defender; serves as a judge. Requires the completion of a law degree following college.
  • Government Employee — Works for government agencies at the federal, state or provincial, or local level, or for international organizations, such as the United Nations.
  • Political Professional — Works as a campaign manager; staff assistant to legislators; elected office holder; or as a political liaison for professional, trade, business or other interest groups.
  • Journalist— Serves as reporter, editorial writer, editor or newscaster for newspapers, news magazines, or on radio or television.
  • Teacher—Teaches government and politics at the high school or college level.
  • Business Executive — Works in management, human resources, public relations or other areas in business.
  • Other Opportunities— Include preparation for graduate or professional schools in other fields such as business.

NOTE: Graduate degrees are required for some positions; thus, a law degree is required for work as an attorney and a Ph.D. is required for appointment to permanent teaching and research positions in colleges and universities.

 

  

 

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