Taylor Clark McBride (11) is a Case Manager at SAY San Diego.

"Completing two internships and IPPS Seminars were definitely integral pieces in my course of study at PLNU. They allowed me to really challenge myself and step outside my comfort zone, so I had a smooth transition into my first job. My internship experiences also helped me land a job at a similar organization before I had even graduated. The IPPS events each helped me gain some excellent insight not only in the field of political science, but any career path. There was advice given and information shared at those seminars that proved to be invaluable as I left PLNU and joined the working world. I am thankful to have heard from experienced professionals from a variety of backgrounds who really delved deep into our questions and truly inspired us."

spotlightKristen Johnson Aster (09) is Associate Director at the Refugee Council USA in Washington, DC. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Morocco from 2009-2010. She completed her Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 2012 and has interned with the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Office of Refugee Resettlement. 

"The various speakers the IPPS brought in made what I learned in class at PLNU feel even more relevant and exciting by opening my eyes to real-life applications and different career options. I also learned about the Fulbright program through the IPPS and several PLNU professors helped me through the application process. As a Fulbright grantee I spent nine months researching sub-Saharan African migration in Morocco, an experience that definitely shaped my life and career."