Hill to Hill networking program
Because the program stresses the importance of building relationships, students have the opportunity to participate in the Hill to Hill networking program, which includes networking opportunities on Beacon Hill and a weeklong excursion to Capitol Hill, where current students meet with Stonehill alums and others to network.
Stonehill in Washington
The Stonehill in Washington Semester is a combination of work and study that brings Stonehill students to the nation’s capital for a semester. For almost 30 years Stonehill College has been placing students in competitive and high-profile internships.
Students who have completed their first year at Stonehill perform significant, publishable, full-time research in collaboration with an experienced faculty researcher.
- Fiona Carroll ’16, Sara Marris ’16, Rebecca Lessard ’15 and Michelle Wozniak ’15 worked with William Ewell, associate professor Political Science, on “A Political History of the Appropriations Process.”
- Althea Sylvia ’15 worked with Richard Finnegan, professor of Political Science and International Studies, on “Generational Attitudes toward Political Transformations in Ireland.”
Senior Honors Thesis
Seniors can apply to produce a thesis based on an independent research project of their own design and consisting of substantial original research. This can showcase research design skills critical for applying to graduate school, scholarships such as the Fulbright, and research positions.
- Audrey del Rosario ’14, “Patterns of Policy-Making in Argentinian and Canadian Indigenous Communities.”
- Samantha Smith ’14, “Public Works Project: Political Engagement in Small-Town Local Government.”
- Justin Blaszczyk ’14, “The Rise of Drone Warfare: Military Technology in the Just War Tradition.”
Places where Stonehill students have recently interned include:
- Brockton District Court
- Liberty Square Group
- Mashpee Chamber of Commerce
- Massachusetts Taxpayer’s Foundation
- Multiple state government internship programs
- Pan American Health and Education Foundation
- Smithsonian Institute
- U.S. Department of Justice
- U.S. Department of the Interior
- Various House and Senate offices
- Wynn Law Group
Career Development Resources for Students
The Stonehill Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment, pursuing advanced studies or participating in postgraduate service opportunities. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.
Political Science-specific career resources
- Co-curricular Activities
- Model United Nations
- Mock Trial
- St. Thomas More Law Society
- College Democrats
- College Republicans
- Departmental Career Development Series
Successful alumni come back to share their experiences and mentor current students.
- Extensive on-campus recruiting program for internships and entry-level positions
- Annual career fairs
- Government Careers Panel and Networking event
- Marketing Your International Experience workshop
- Allied World Assurance Co.
- Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Griffin Health Services
- Mass. Ethics Commission
Senior Staff Counsel
- Mass. House of Representatives
- National Republican Congressional Committee
Rapid Response Director
- U.S. State Department
Personnel Recovery Program Manager