Get Real about Jobs in Politics! 

Are you a political junkie thinking about actually making a career in politics? Not everyone wants to run for president, though it may seem like it at times, so how do you get started?

Our OWN resident experts, Chris Hughes and Jennifer Carignan, shared their favorite books on the subject with Roll Call just last week. Read why Jenn recommends An Insider’s Guide to Political Jobs in Washington by William Endicott, Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz, and Getting a Job in Politics, and Keeping It by Ben Wetmore. Chris suggests CQ‘s Politics in America 2012 edited by John Bicknell and David Meyers and National Journal’s just published Almanac of American Politics 2012 by Michael Barone and Chuck McCutcheon.

You can check for these books in our own University Library, perhaps in preparation for Public Affairs Career Week!

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