Kateri Zhu

Kateri Zhu

2010 Major: Political Science, minor in Economics, certificate in Markets & Management

Current Title/Employer: Director of Product Marketing, Workiva — New York, NY

How has being a Political Science graduate from Duke helped shape your professional success?

It made me an excellent writer, good at synthesizing information, doing research, presenting persuasive arguments, and storytelling against an objective.

What advice would you give students in Political Science?

It's a robust major that makes you an excellent writer. I didn't know how valuable being a good business writer would be in every role I've taken: investment banking analyst producing pitchbooks and marketing manager producing product content. Other than that, enjoy the major, the classes, and take on the challenge that the curriculum presents. That's how you'll grow the most. :)