Marymount World Politics
I'm Chad Rector, a political science professor at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. This site has course materials and advising resources for students in my international and comparative politics courses. Other Marymount-related pages you might be looking for: the politics program, the international studies program, and mine.
Each student majoring in politics and interested in international and comparative politics should seriously consider:
- adding International Studies as a minor
- joining Marymount's International Affairs Society
- applying for a critical language scholarship
- completing at least one and up to four full semesters studying abroad
- applying for the U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program
- completing the internship requirement at the State Department
Students pursuing degree programs in politics and international studies typically have a wide variety of career options and typically earn above average starting salaries for liberal arts majors.
See also my personal teaching page, with syllabi and course evaluations from prior semesters.
Students interested in the possibility of graduate school in international affairs should consider:
- attending events hosted by Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, a clearinghouse for information about graduate schools in international affairs, with occasional grad school fairs.
- applying for the Charles Rangel International Affairs program
- applying for the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs fellowship
Students interested in Asia specifically should teach English for a summer in South Korea through the TaLK Program, in which students apply during their sophomore or junior year and get paid by the Korean government (see also eslcafe and tefl).
Women should consider attending events at The Public Leadership Education Network for college women interested in public policy.