Hometown: Waukesha, WI
Majors: International studies and German
Because he is an international studies major, junior Austin Jones has completed many political science courses, which he says help him gain a better understanding of his own major.
Jones said he is not sure if he wants to go to grad school or not, but he wants to eventually work for the state department.
“That’s [political science courses] just one part of the foundation for more comprehensively understanding my major to better prepare me for whatever that next step is,” Jones said. “Whether it’s grad school or if I just want to go out and try to get a job right away.”
Jones said having a professor who worked in the field helped him understand the different avenues he could take with his major, and he said he enjoyed hearing about all of Professor Michael Jasinski’s experiences in the field.
Jones said he believes that the political science professors are very passionate about what they do.
“You can go up and talk to them at any time and they are very willing to help,” Jones said. “They really enjoy teaching their classes and that helps get students more excited about what they are studying.”