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.

15 Interview Productivity Hacks

15 interview productivity hacks to help you get the most out of every interview:

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By Helen Boyke
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8 RESUME BUILDING ACTIVITIES DURING THE HOLIDAYS

The holiday lull is real.

Hiring managers are often on vacation. Job postings reduce in volume as companies go into year-end planning. If you are looking for your next employment opportunity, the holidays make it seem like there’s not much …

By Keith Hassell
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14 Career Options for Psychology Majors

“When deciding to major in psychology, it is important to understand the many subfields and specializations within this broad major. These areas of psychology include statistics, organization/industrial, clinical, neuroscience, cognitive, behavioral, social, developmental, and educational. There are so many career …

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  • 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
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Gary Turco ’03

Gary Turco ’03

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  • State Representative State of Connecticut

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  • Director of Admissions Seton Hall University School of Law

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Over the past three-years, Sacred Heart averages a 99.3% 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!

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

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