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December 5th-9th
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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.

MVP Alumni Mentoring Program

On Wednesday, May 6, the Center for Career and Professional Development inaugurated the first cycle of mentors and mentees as members of Sacred Heart University’s Mentoring Visionary Pioneers (MVP) Alumni Mentoring Program. Through an application process, the formalized mentorship program …

By Helen Boyke
Helen Boyke Director of Alumni, Veteran and Graduate Career Development
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SHU ALUMNI “VIRTUAL” CAREER DAY

On Wednesday April 29, the Center for Career and Professional Development in partnership with Alumni Relations hosted SHU Alumni “Virtual” Career Day. The all day program was filled with sessions hosted by alumni from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each …

By Helen Boyke
Helen Boyke Director of Alumni, Veteran and Graduate Career Development
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Center for Career and Professional Development

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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
  • Fulbright Recipient, Serbia Peace Corps Volunteer, Kosovo
  • 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

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

Over the past three-years, Sacred Heart averages a 99.4% overall placement rate, with a 90% overall response rate. Outcome data for Sacred Heart University is obtained through the Center for Career & Professional Development, in accordance with national standards. We extend our First-Destination survey to students who have received Bachelor’s Degrees in the respective year are surveyed from the time of graduation, to 12-months following graduation. We are currently collecting data for the 2021 & 2022 student cohorts. 

Check out our Class of 2019 First-Destination Infographic here!

Check out our Class of 2020 First-Destination Infographic here!

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First Destination

SHU Pioneers pursue a variety of careers paths after graduation; most recent respondents indicated they are:

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