As someone looking to study political science and hopefully segway into a related career, I was lucky to be introduced to a current PoliSci student at UBC who graciously took time out of his day to answer some of my questions.
Firstly we went over some recommended high school courses I could take to prepare me for political science:
- Social Justice
We then discussed the content/course load of a PoliSci student (specifically the joint political science/economics program at UBC). This included:
- Reading: 100pgs/week of ‘dry’ literature
- Writing: 8-15 pages/week
- 3-4 courses/semester
Lastly we talked about general advice/suggestions:
- Join a worker cooperative (experience is good)
- studying capitally run workplaces vs co-ops (very interesting)
- don’t go into politics
- did I mention do not go into politics?
- choose a career that isn’t in politics
- run as far away as possible