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Government, Public Administration & Law

Here you can explore careers dedicated to public service. Whether you are interested in a profession that enforces laws and policies or promotes political and social change; individuals interested in this career community tend to have an overarching desire to improve society. Individuals who pursue careers in government, public administration & law will attain competencies in intercultural communication, writing, research, conflict resolution, logical reasoning, critical thinking, data analysis, and public relations.

The GPAL Career Community is dedicated to providing resources and tools to successfully explore various career paths including gaining in-depth knowledge into academic requirements, internships/fellowships, and necessary skills to succeed in the 21st-century job market.

Government- virtually every occupation can be found within government (e.g. finance, IT, social work). There are over 170 federal departments and agencies in existence- https://gogovernment.org/ The goal of this community is to shed light into career paths ONLY found within government. Sample professions include: national security, international affairs, foreign service, politics, public policy, emergency management, law enforcement, legislative services, human rights.

Public Administration– shapes society through public service at the local, state, and federal levels. Careers in this field focus on managing public systems, executing leadership in the public sector, all while working directly with people. Sample professions include: elected official, city council-manager, court administrator, county clerk.

Law-choosing a career in the legal profession brings diverse career opportunities. No matter the type of law you choose to practice, you will focus your efforts on serving clients and resolving complex issues.

Sample professions include: prosecution, defense, corporate, nonprofit/public interest, lobbying, mediation.

Event Recap: Coffee & Conversations – How the Pandemic has Shifted our Workplace and Hiring

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The Center for Career & Professional Development delivered another event in their Coffee & Conversations series on the evening of March 23rd.  The virtual roundtable discussion focused on How the Pandemic has Shifted our Workplace and Hiring, and the Impact …

By Sheila Lillis
Sheila Lillis Associate Director Sheila Lillis
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7 tips for finding a new job during the coronavirus pandemic

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Jobseekers for more than half a decade were used to having all the power in the U.S. labor market. That’s all been flipped upside down in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Read more here: https://www.bankrate.com/personal-finance/how-to-find-new-job-after-coronavirus/

By Mike Twerago
Mike Twerago Director of Operations, Data & Recruitment Mike Twerago
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Tips for Graduates Entering the Workforce During COVID-19

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If you are a new graduate feeling uncertain about your future, you are not alone. New and soon-to-be graduates have experienced significant and unexpected disruptions to their plans due to the spread of COVID-19. However, there are actions you can …

By Mike Twerago
Mike Twerago Director of Operations, Data & Recruitment Mike Twerago
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Success Stories

Community Network

  • Director of Government Affairs Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health – US
  • MPA Program. Associate Professor, Department of Government Sacred Heart University
  • Education Program Specialist U.S. Department of Education
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Academic Advising and Success Specialist Institute of World Politics
  • Deputy Chief of Police Milford Police Department
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Government Sacred Heart University
  • Candidate for J.D. St. John’s University School of Law
Gary Turco ’03

Gary Turco ’03

Alumni
  • State Representative State of Connecticut

Katya Valasek

Community Member
  • Director of Admissions Seton Hall University School of Law

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Career Outcomes

Outcome data for Sacred Heart University is obtained through surveying of students who received Bachelor’s Degrees in the respective year. The graduating class includes students from December of the previous year, in addition to May and August of that year (the Class of 2018 would include December 2017, May 2018 & August 2018 Bachelor Degree recipients). The data collection occurs from November of the previous year, until the August one-year after the class year (For the Class of 2018, data collection began in November of 2017 and went until August of 2019). Over the past two-years, Sacred Heart averages a 99.5% overall placement rate, with a 95% overall response rate. 

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First Destination

Alumni from across campus the university’s colleges pursue a variety of paths after graduation, most recent respondents indicated working within:

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