MEET THE MIT BILINGUALS
Salute to the 2020 MIT Political Science graduates
Leveraging unique undergraduate opportunities, MIT political science majors pursue bright post-graduation prospects.
Left to right: Michelle Bai '20 (economics and political science), Frances Parker-Hale '20 (political science), and Nwanacho Nwana '20 (political science and management science); Photos courtesy of Department of Political Science.
"I really like how MIT political science is both rigorous and technical, which makes it possible to apply things I learn in political science to computer science."
— Adelaide Oh '20, Engineering, Computer Science, and Political Science
Blindsided by a pandemic and hunkering down at home instead of celebrating spring on campus, MIT seniors might reasonably be feeling blue. But a group of political science majors glimpse brighter days ahead, as they springboard from rewarding academic programs into meaningful careers.
"I feel prepared for the life in policy work I have been planning, one that's focused on energy and climate mitigation," says Michelle Bai, a double major in economics and political science with a minor in energy studies. Bai spent last summer interning at the Council of Economic Advisors. Her first job out of college will be with Charles River Associates, a global consulting firm.
Nwanacho Nwana, a double major in business and political science, will be working on economic litigation cases at Analysis Group. "I'm happy to have found a position perfectly at the intersection of things I like doing, involving quantitative, data-driven work," he says. Nwana interned in MIT's Washington, D.C. office after receiving the Jeffrey L. Pressman Award—a prize (and $6500 stipend) given to talented undergraduates to support summer projects in American politics.