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.

Resume and CV Writing Tips – Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Evidence-informed data from sources including the 3rd edition of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Usage Report from Jobscan, shows that most companies today rely on applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help them with the hiring process. These companies do not …
By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Developing a strong CV for Your Graduate School Application: How it Differs from a Resume

Embarking on your journey to graduate school involves creating a Curriculum Vitae (CV) that stands out. While a CV can be quite similar to a resume in some aspects, for graduate school applications, it serves a very different purpose. Unlike …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Negotiating Salary as a New Graduate

Congratulations soon-to-be Pitt graduate or recent graduate! Landing the job is just the beginning; negotiating your salary is pivotal in ensuring you are fairly compensated for your skills and potential, experience, and the value you bring to the table. But …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Pitt Law Student of Color Visitation Day 2023 & LSAT Scholarship Opportunity

Pitt Law Student of Color Visitation Day 2023

This event invites recently admitted and prospective students who identify as persons of color to join them for an afternoon showcasing the high-quality JD program available at Pitt Law!

Students will have …

By Alex Ball
Alex Ball Pre-Law & Social Sciences Career Consultant
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GoinGlobal – Job, Internship and Cultural Resources for International and Domestic Students

GoinGlobal is a fantastic resource for all students, including those looking for jobs and internships both within and outside of the United States. Whether you dream of working in your home country, exploring opportunities in other countries, or embarking on …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Policy, Law & Public Service Resources

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) reads resumes and curriculum vitae by parsing, or electronically analyzing the text. It extracts key …

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Resume Samples

This resume should be downloaded and can be used as an editable Word document. You will use your own content …

This resume should be downloaded and can be used as an editable Word document. You will use your own content …

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) reads resumes and curriculum vitae by parsing, or electronically analyzing the text. It extracts key …

Connect with Alumni

Reach out to any of these alumni who have shared their profiles in Pitt Commons.

  • Pittsburgh
  • Associate Attorney Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Washington DC
  • Foreign Service Officer US Department of State
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Grad Student Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Greensburg, PA
  • Store Manager Dairy Queen
  • Frederick, MD
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Staff Recruiting Assistant University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Michigan, USA
  • Policy Analyst U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Program Manager, Space & Energy Systems Westinghouse Government Services
  • Mt Jewett, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
   

Did you know?

The University of Pittsburgh was the top destination for Class of 2020 grads who went on to law school, followed by the University of Pennsylvania. Visit our Success After Pitt site to check out the details!

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