About my college education:
It was a passion I had in me. I loved debating an idea. I enjoyed so much tapping into ancient philosophy by Greek intellectual giants like Plato, Aristotle, medieval Machiavelli, to chinese great Confucius.
Students of Political Science must possess a keen interest in world history, has an appreciation that events which transpired in each epoch were interconnected, to the extent that each countries developed its own unique culture and civilization yet with varying degrees build a common bond when these different cultures and civilisations met in several occassions in history.
If a student does not possess this kind of appreciation for social sciences, like political science, then the course will be just be a boring litany of famous names in history, dates, events and nothing more.
On the other hand, if a student possesses a keen interest in social sciences, then personalities and figures in history long dead comes to life, and history becomes current events unfolding right before his eyes as he travels back in time and feel the pulse and the beat of how an idea so powerful that it jolted the world; ideas on capitalism, ideas on communism, ideas on socialism, and all other 'isms' that shaped the world history for centuries.
Students of political science pierce the meanings of each major movements in human endeavors as they strive to formulate their own philosophy, their own treatise, just like piecing together pieces of a giant puzzle, with a view to come up with a grand idea, a timeless philosophy on how to make the world we live in a better place for the current and future generations of human race.
This is not a course where you can just simply sit down in one corner and let time pass by. Class participation is a key. Get your ideas heard. Get your thoughts out. The thing I realized during my time at the university, no idea is right or wrong per se. The weight of an idea pretty much depends on how forceful you put it forward, how you put together compelling arguments, that if you are really good at it, you can prove black is white and white is black.
Imagine, how on earth Hitler convinced the German people that Aryan race was superior race and Jews was a sub-human race and going by that argument justified the wholesale act of genocide by sending the Jews all over Europe to the ghettos?
Yes, it can be terrifying. But that was the attraction to it, if you look at it the other way around.
Imagine an idea bourne out of endless discussion in the classroom so powerful that it binds people together inspite of their differences, the teritorial borders cease to exists, that whilst people owe allegiance to their own countries, at the same time they know that they all belong to one human race and they they should pledge allegiance to one another as well. Threat of wars will exist. And forever peace will be achieved.
And this is the promise of political science. Expand your horizons beyond what you can possibly imagine.
My current job:
I am Information Technology practioner.
I am working as an IT consultant for sotware company based in the UK that sells banking solutions to banks world wide. My job involves a lot of travelling. I have been to approximately twenty countries in different continents. I have met different people. I have experience different cultures and I have seen different civilisations.
Am I using what I learned in college:
The lessons I learned in political science back in university have helped me a lot dealing with different people, and in many ways make me successful at what I do now.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
I was offered a teaching post in my university right after graduation.
Do I recommend studying AB Political Science:
I go by one adage, find and do what you love and money will follow later.
If you think Political Science suits you best, in terms of your passion and interest, go for it. There will be twists along the way, it happens to many people like me. But as long as you remain true to your inner being, listen to your inner voice, then things have a way of aligning themselves in your favor. If you perservere and persist to the end, you will be truly successful in your chosen career in the same way that I am now.
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