Welcome to Pitt’s Policy, Law & Public Service Career Community! Students in this community will have an interest in analyzing information, criminal investigations, government regulations, and critical thinking. Career opportunities in this field include, but are not limited to, public administrators, analysts, lawyers, police officers, emergency managers, and criminal investigators. Students can work in a variety of sectors including government, legislation, activism, court systems, non-profits, NGOs, and law enforcement.

There can be overlap between Policy, Law & Public Service and Education, Cultures, and Human Services. As you review the information below, consider the wide range of career options open to you with your academic background.

Career Fair Strategies that Work

If you are in a Google group, are a member of a family, or have met someone at your college or university orientation who is still your friend, you already know how to network. We meet, form bonds, text, and …

By Kathy Douglas
Kathy Douglas Associate Director, Career Development Office
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Why is Relevant Experience So Important?

Understanding What Relevant Experience Means

Posted by Glassdoor Team Last Updated June 29, 2021

Having relevant experience is important before applying for a job. For a vacancy that receives several applications, employers will need to save time while going through …

By Carol Balk
Carol Balk Career Consultant
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Student Spotlight: “I Wouldn’t Have Even Known”

Since she was in high school, Karen Enomoto has known that she wanted to go to Georgetown Law after undergrad. The spring 2022 graduate studied politics and philosophy in order to prepare and started seeking out internships the spring of …

By Dionna Dash
Dionna Dash Nordenberg Scholar
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Student Spotlight: “Having That Connection”

Marcus Edelstein has been chronically unhappy with his internships. Edelstein, a spring 2022 graduate who studied statistics, worked at Tucker Green Consulting, Inc. during the pandemic summer of 2020 and enjoyed the internship, but was disappointed that it was an …

By Dionna Dash
Dionna Dash Nordenberg Scholar
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Student Spotlight: “Get Up and Face Each Day”

None of Chandler Byers’ college career has been simple. Byers, a junior studying politics and philosophy, is the first member of his family to attend a four-year university. His mother has a two-year associate degree in dental hygiene and his …

By Dionna Dash
Dionna Dash Nordenberg Scholar
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Policy, Law & Public Service Resources

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, whose mission is to build a better government and a …

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  • Associate Attorney Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Washington DC
  • Foreign Service Officer US Department of State
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Strategy Analyst UPMC Health Plan
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Contractor First Republic Bank
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • New Jersey, USA
  • Pre-Student Teacher Provident Charter School for Children with Dyslexia
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Assistant Director Of Alumni Relations Carnegie Mellon University
  • Erie, PA
  • Mathematician Larson Texts, Inc.
  • Chicago, IL
  • Associate BatesCarey LLP
  • New York, NY
  • Vice President Morgan Stanley
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Senior Manager, Cybersecurity Services Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
  • Washington, DC

Career Center Resources


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