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Alumni Relations

Dr. Jonathan Leib, the Chair of Department of Political Science and Geography initiated an Alumni Relations Committee in Spring 2018. The basic scope of the committee is to strengthen the connection between our alumni and the department. More specifically, we aim to:

  1. Develop a strong alumni network, and extend this network to enhance informal relationships between alumni and current students to help alumni mentor current majors,

  2. Foster career opportunities for current majors and minors,

  3. Promote exchange of information and experiences,

  4. Enhance recruiting of the very best students through a strong career mentoring network.

Alumni Stories

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"The classes along with approachable professors and extracurricular activities made ODU a space for me to experience the different dimensions of international affairs and to pick my place in it."

Kleopatra Moditsi '18

Political Science Alumni

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"They offer an excellent and competitive GIS certificate program that no other college in the Hampton Roads region offers. I was able to graduate in 2+ years and landed my dream job."

Kyle Gilmer '18

Geography Alumni

Alumni Mentor Program

Established by the Department of Political Science and Geography Alumni Relations Committee, the Alumni Mentor Program aims to foster meaningful relationships between Political Science (POLS)/Geography (GEOG) alumni and current POLS/GEOG students. The connections made in this program help prepare our students for a successful future and leave a lasting impact on ODU campus. The mentoring areas can include job search, career guidance and recommended course work. If you are interested in participating in the program as protégé or mentor, please fill out a corresponding enrollment form here. The Alumni Relations committee will try its best to connect each protégé (student/alumni) with an engaged mentor (alumni).


You have access to a network of alumni who are willing to share their advice about professinal development and life beyond ODU.


You have an opportunity to share your professional and personal experience with current Political Science and Geography students.

Annual Alumni Panel

Annual Alumni Panel is a key part of an ongoing program of connecting with our alumni to build networking between alumni and to help alumni mentor current majors. Each year a group of political science and geography alumni are invited to serve on a panel discussion. The project is intended to leverage alumni expertise, know-how, and professional networks to assist current students in shaping their career choices. Other alumni will also be invited to attend the event. This event is a critical component of our commitment to serve both alumni and students.

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Other Resources

Join Our Department Alumni Database

All graduates are strongly encouraged to fill an online entry form to be included in the department alumni dataset. The department will communicate with individual alumni on any relevant activities.

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