Ripon College offers pre-professional advising in government service.
Careers in military service, politics and public administration do not require a specific major or a specific set of courses. Students wishing to pursue a successful career in any of these fields must develop skills of logical analysis and argumentation and mastery of the English language in writing and speech.
Students contemplating military or governmental service careers elect courses from computer science, mathematics, economics, English, history, philosophy and politics and government and usually major in one of these disciplines. For more information, consult Professor Lamont Colucci (government) and the Office of Career Services.
Ripon College faculty and professional staff are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, whatever they may be and however often they may change along the way. It’s part of our value statement to you.
As a student at Ripon, you will be assigned a faculty adviser based on your area(s) of interest. You will meet with your faculty adviser throughout your time as a student to discuss your current aspirations, plan your course schedule and plot a future trajectory. Staff in the Office of Constituent Engagement and Career Services help to match your interests to concrete goals and construct a plan for success, offering support through three stages of career development – planning, exploration and search. Student Support Services provides tutoring and additional academic and skill development, as well as tools to help with note-taking, exam preparation, goal-setting and time management. Mentors in the Collaborative Learning Center provide in-depth, one-on-one or group mentoring for students about class projects and college-level writing, and can share problem-solving strategies to overcome academic obstacles.