Sonoma State University is officially home to a political science club; a resource intended to bridge the gap between political science students and their careers following graduation.
Chartered this semester through the university, the idea for a political science club came last semester from a graduating classmate, according to club president, Adam Godbey.
That classmate helped with the chartering process, offered suggestions, and assisted in finding supporting staff for the club.
“I think it is something every department should have and I am really excited to be able to have one,” said Godbey.
Throughout the fall semester, the club has focused on reaching out to as many students as possible.
Godbey spoke in political science classes in recent weeks, with hopes of increasing interest in the club among students and the university.
The political science club has many plans for the year but the primary goal of the club is to provide an environment where students and staff can gather and serve as resources to political science students at SSU.
The club also hopes to provide a platform to allow for interesting and relevant speakers that relate to the political Science studies to come on campus.
The club hopes to be more than just a place that students can use as resource for academic information relating to political science, but also as an environment where students can share information relating to their goals and the field of political science.
Godbey hopes to not only make connections in the political community by bringing politicians on campus, but to create connections that will allow for internships to be offered to Sonoma State students of various majors and interests.
In the next few weeks the club will network with local politicians about future volunteers as well as future internship opportunities for students.
As stated in the club’s mission statement: The Political Science Club at Sonoma State University is an organization of politically-minded students working to improve the quality and impact of the study of political science at SSU.
The club hopes to connect students to the local community and the professional world through engaging resources and informative discussions of how to use our education in the field.
It’s evident that Sonoma State students spend a significate amount of time, energy and money on their education.
Godbey doesn’t want students to finish their degree and be clueless as to what careers they are interested in following graduation.
Information about careers after obtaining the degree is another resource offered in the club.
These resources are for anyone, not just students looking to receive their degree or minor in political science.
The club also hopes to bridge the gap for students and their careers, by finding out what the most popular careers are and what students are interested in pursuing within the field of political science.
Various career fields students may explore within political science include journalism, business and public administration.
The faculty advisor for the club is Cynthia Boaz, who couldn’t be reached for comment.
Godbey did mention Boaz offers great support to the club in both helping to charter and offering suggestions.
The Political Science club at Sonoma State University will participate in future club events in order to assist as many students as possible.
Meetings will start and be held on a regular basis in the coming weeks.
If interested in participating in the club and receiving more information, students are encouraged to contact Godbey via the club’s Facebook page: Political Science club at Sonoma State University, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.