Benjamin Ambrosio earned a Political Science degree from Loyola College in Maryland, where he took classes in Constitutional Law and completed internships with the Baltimore Police Department’s Homicide Unit, and with the Baltimore Office of the Public Defender. He then spent over ten years working for the New York Police Department, patrolling areas of the Bronx and Brooklyn and working with his community to help protect and serve all citizens of his beats. Ambrosio had many options for his career with a Political Science degree before he decided to join the police force. Here are a few things you can do:
- Government and advocacy. There are many government jobs ranging from city planning to legislature and the CIA. About 55% of political science graduates worked for the federal government in 2015.
- Law. There are many jobs that require interpretation of political ideas and the analytical skills that political science graduates like Benjamin Ambrosio have. Graduates can get into consumer advocacy, the judicial system and more.
- Lobbyists. Fighting for various causes in state and federal government require the skills of political science graduates who can maneuver within the issues and work with politicians to get them through all levels of government on behalf of voters’ interests.
Benjamin Ambrosio has worked hard to help his community by serving his constituents as a police officer. His understanding of political science got him a job in the New York Police Department, an opportunity that he took full advantage of to help keep his community safe.