Politics and International Relations

Karla Pisarcik
Karla Pisarcik

Karla Pisarcik

What do you currently do?

I am an Assistant District Attorney in Montgomery County, PA.

How do you see the connection between the time you spent as a Politics/IR major and what you’ve been able to do since?

My time as politics major greatly prepared me for law school. Ursinus, as a whole, does a fantastic job preparing its students for the “real world” through its implementation of a rigorous academic course load and encouragement of students to get involved. This allowed me to fine-tune my time management skills which made law school more manageable. As a politics major, I learned how to critically read, write and think – all skills that are crucial to becoming a successful lawyer. I was able to supplement my politics major with law courses that gave me an edge compared to other students.

What advice do you have for students currently majoring in, or considering to major in Politics or IR?

Go to office hours and spend time getting to know your professors! The professors in the politics/IR department care a lot about their students. Not only will this greatly improve your grade in the course, it also creates a network of long-lasting relationships.