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.

Princeton Review Recognizes SHU as One of the Best

Sacred Heart University has achieved recognition once again as one of the best institutions for undergraduate students, according to The Princeton Review. The college admission services company profiles and recommends SHU in the 2022 edition of its annual college guide, The …

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SHU Physical Therapy Alumni Take Their Skills to the U.S. Air Force

SHU Physical Therapy Alumni Take Their Skills to the U.S. Air Force

Read more here: https://news.hamlethub.com/fairfield/places/50332-shu-physical-therapy-alumni-take-their-skills-to-the-u-s-air-force50332-shu-physical-therapy-alumni-take-their-skills-to-the-u-s-air-force

 

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Business-to-Student Mentoring Program Continues to Grow

Even the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop the interaction between industry mentors and students

Sacred Heart University’s Mentoring Visionary Pioneers (MVP) program, which matches industry mentors with students, just completed its second successful cycle, despite the shutdowns and social distancing resulting …

By Patti Moran
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Success Stories

Community Network

  • Director of Government Affairs Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health – US
  • 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
  • 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

Over the past two-years, Sacred Heart averages a 99.5% overall placement rate, with a 95% 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 2020 & 2021 student cohorts. 

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

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  • Top Employers
  • Starting Salary
  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

First Destination

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

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