Want to do consulting but poli sci major

<p>Hey all, I am majoring in political science at an ivy and have a pretty solid gpa (3.9), but I have realized that I don't want to go into law or do any sort of PhD program. I am much more interested in doing some sort of consulting or something else business related and I am worried it will be difficult for me to get this type of job right out of school with my liberal arts background.</p>

<p>I will be a junior next year so it's too late to transfer into our business school or even major in econ. I am wondering what I should do if I am pretty sure this is the type of thing I want to be doing when I graduate. I have taken calc 1 and intro econ courses so I could minor in econ if took more calc, but I would have to get on this right away. I could also just finish my poli sci degree and continue taking some calc and take some courses in the business school my senior year. </p>

<p>I have some work experience (working as a tennis coach 20 hours a week for 5 years and marketing intern for a semester) but nothing too impressive or related. Any advice on what I should do or what my job chances are would be greatly appreciated.</p>

<p>If you want to work as a consultant, perhaps you might be able to use your poli sci degree by working with political campaigns. Start with some local races (probably have to begin as a volunteer) and work your way up. As the campaigns get bigger, the more likely, with some experience, you could become a paid consultant. Start now...try some interships...be creative.</p>