Skills you'll develop: Creating and sustaining relationships with the community; advocating for change; public speaking; making presentations; oral and written communication; research; understanding of legal procedures; understanding of local, state, and federal governmental functions; leadership; analyze ethical dilemmas; problem solving.

Sample occupations: paralegal, environmental consultant, lobbyist, attorney, foreign services officer, intelligence analyst, government auditor, corrections educator/officer, congressional aide, court administrator, local/state/national politician, policy analyst, political scientist, fund raiser, market and survey researcher.