Former Fundraiser at Tammy Duckworth for United States Senator (Illinois)
about 2 years ago
The Politics major at Oberlin can take you in many directions and in many cases (like other social science majors), limits you to classroom knowledge. Internships, volunteer work, and jobs make the Politics major a more well-rounded and complete experience. Because of their months-long lifespan, and high pace atmosphere, working on an electoral campaign give you real-world experience and significantly cuts the learning curve. You will be around people of all ages and backgrounds and have the opportunity to learn a tremendous amount of skills, information, and political strategy. Almost every campaign is run differently, and the level of organization can affect your experience significantly. Nonetheless, what you get out of the campaign is directly related to how you apply yourself during the experience.