How can I prepare for a career in politics?

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How can I prepare for a career in politics?

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There are many ways to prepare for a career in politics. A degree in political science provides students with an understanding of political thought. Involvement in political activities on campus could help students develop teamwork, communication and leadership skills. Volunteering in the local community is another rewarding way to build connections with community leaders and understand the needs of the people. An internship or volunteer position with a local politician also builds connections and skills. Alternatively, students looking for a career in advocacy, lobbying or civil service could reach out to organizations that might one day employ them or offer leadership positions. Making connections, building trust, and learning to work with people

Running for office, usually after getting to know the constituency, is a good way to build name recognition and develop leadership and responsibility. Although some students may be too young to run for some elected positions, starting in student government or local community organizations will lay the foundation for a political career.

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