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Ms. Kelli Seybolt Talks About Employment

Oct 20, 2015


Ms. Kelli Seybolt joined a university-wide group of students and faculty to discuss careers for Cal Poly students in Washington, DC. Ms. Seybolt, who serves as director of International Affairs and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commandant of the Coast Guard, was the CLA Honored Alumna in 2014.

Ms. Seybolt talked with students about how to leverage internships and first employment positions to create a professional network to help locate and secure future jobs. She also emphasized the importance of tailoring resumes for the screening process and how to locate jobs and internships through USAJobs. Students participated in a lively Q&A session, followed by a lunch, hosted by POLS Alumna Shari Mullins.

Guest Speaker: Jeff Smith

Oct 15, 2015


Author of Mr. Smith Goes to Prison, Jeff Smith will be coming to Cal Poly for a conversation about criminal justice and prison reform in the United States.

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New Student Welcome!

Aug 5, 2015


This fall, we welcomed 104 first year, 12 transfer and 11 graduate students to the department of Political Science. Of the over 1,100 applicants to the department, these students represent the best of the best with an average incoming high school GPA of 3.78 and with a wealth of diverse experiences and interests. Classes have started for the fall quarter; the faculty and staff of the department are excited to see these students start their Cal Poly Political Science experience.

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Campus to Host Cal Poly Alumnus Congressman Jeff Denham on April 2

Mar 23, 2015


Cal Poly Alumnus and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jeff Denham (B.A., Political Science, 1992), will speak on his role as a member of Congress from 11 am to noon Thursday, April 2, in the Advanced Technology Laboratories (Building 7), Keck Lab (Room 2). 

Faculty Travel Winter Update

Feb 17, 2015


Laura Hosman was in Honolulu and Stockholm this winter. 

January 16-20 - Laura Hosman attended Pacific Telecommunications 37th Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

February 3-7 - Laura Hosman attended SPIDER (Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions) Organization at Stockholm University in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Mock Trial Winter Update

Feb 17, 2015


Our mock trial teams have had a busy winter quarter! 

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Cal Poly Recognizes 10 Faculty and Staff Members for Excellence

Feb 2, 2015


Cal Poly recently honored 10 faculty and staff members for service excellence in the classroom and for their support roles at the university.

From Political Science Student to Public Service Trailblazer Seybolt Named 2014 CLA Honored Alumna

Dec 17, 2014


Kelli Seybolt (B.A., Political Science, 1990) has spent more than 20 years as a dedicated member of the federal service with posts that include deputy undersecretary of the Air Force and chief of the Space and Cyberspace Division, International Affairs.

Political Science Journal Joins Library of CLA Student Publications

Jul 16, 2014



When papers are returned after an assignment and students ponder the hard work that went into writing them, they might wonder if there’s a way to legitimately share those ideas with others. In an effort to give new purpose to what students do in class every day, several CLA departments have developed undergraduate journals as publication outlets for students.

Political Science MPP Students Present at Western Political Science Association Annual Conference

Mar 1, 2013


The Political Science Department is proud to announce that five MPP students were accepted to present papers at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association (WPSA) in March 2013.

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