Political Science

My Political Science Experience

Jason Kosakow

Political Science

Kosakow, JasonJason Kosakow (2010) developed a passion for research while writing his Political Science senior capstone paper. With the guidance from the Winthrop University Political Science department, Jason analyzed how geography and demographics affected school segregation in North Carolina. This was the first time he used advanced statistical analysis to perform research and answer complex questions.

Jason now works at Capital One in Washington, DC where he is responsible for developing and implementing a company-wide research plan to guide the brand's transformation into a technology leader. Prior to Capital One, Jason worked at Ipsos Research, comScore, and Shugoll Research where he managed complex research products for a broad range of clients. Jason is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University.

"My professional success is directly tied to the guidance and experiences I had at Winthrop University. Understanding data and how it can be derived (i.e., surveys) gave me an advantage. I use what I learned in Scope and Methods and my senior thesis every day. The great faculty at Winthrop deeply care and take a personal interest in the success of each student. I don't know if I would be where I am without what I learned at Winthrop."