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Political science and public relations
Kirsten Elliot, a political science and public relations double major from Sherwood, picked her first major because of a long-standing interest in politics. As for public relations?
“Public relations was just such a good fit with political science because there’s so much writing. And with a campaign emphasis, it forces you to think strategically,” she said.
Elliot has interned in the U.S. House of Representatives, working mainly on the Education Committee.
Closer to home, an internship opportunity at a small nonprofit agency eventually translated into a part-time position.
“In Arkansas, about seven in 10 kids don’t read proficiently. We think that’s a terrible problem and we want to solve it … we need really well-educated students who are going to be leaders,” she said.
Elliot sees herself some day working in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist or even running for political office.
“There are lots of possibilities,” Elliot concluded.