Resume Phrases for Government/Political Science Majors

It can sometimes be challenging to come up with ways to describe your accomplishments, especially those from academic settings. Here are a handful of resume phrases that may be helpful for students majoring in Government or Political Science:

  • Analyzed and compiled reports on the proposed European Union Constitution and various political speeches to better understand _____________
  • Analyzed United Nations voting records to explore the alliances between countries
  • Acquired knowledge of the lobbying process as part of ____________
  • Researched and wrote a policy paper on Reforming International Institutions
  • Explored the impact of the ________ Act by ____________
  • Collaborated with 3 students to lead class discussions on _______
  • Compared and contrasted the political systems of _________ in order to _____________
  • Explored the impact of the _________ elections on ________ resulting in a ______-page paper and 20 minute class presentation
  • Familiar with several electronic reference databases such as, _______________
  • Utilized various primary and secondary sources
  • Examined processes for developing scientific surveys and polls, including limitations, voter participation, political decision-making
  • Prepared and delivered speech as representative of _____ for Model UN

Keep in mind that the phrases above are just examples and are provided to remind you of your many accomplishments as a student. Revise, edit and tailor the phrases as your needs require.

As a college student or recent grad, your college degree is often the most marketable thing about you. But how do you translate your academic experience onto your resume? The Resume Phrases by Major series provides sample resume phrases for activities commonly gained in different majors. These sample phrases are intended to inspire students and recent grads to describe their academic experience more thoroughly.

3 comments on “Resume Phrases for Government/Political Science Majors”

  1. tuff gong Reply

    We too often neglect our classroom skills. We think they are irrelevant or just don’t know how to present them. This article is good and helpful

  2. Sweet - aka Grace Kutney Reply

    Thank you for your comment! You are absolutely right, many recent grads take their classroom skills for granted and forget that they can/should market these to prospective employers.

  3. Polina Reply

    This is a great post. A lot of times recent grads without related work experience don't know what to put on their entry-level resumes. These are some great examples, thanks!

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