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.

Law School Exploration Series: Boston (July 2023)

Join Pitt’s Pre-Law Advisor (Alex Ball) on a tour of five of the top law schools in the Boston area. Over a 3 day period (July 18-20), tour and meet law representatives from Harvard, Northeastern, Boston College, Boston University, and …

By Alex Ball
Alex Ball Pre-Law & Social Sciences Career Consultant
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Thriving in the Virtual Working Environment: How to be successful and advance in your career.

Being successful and advancing in the virtual working environment: Here are some suggestions to facilitate your journey and to THRIVE:

Communicate effectively and regularly: In a remote working environment, it’s essential to communicate regularly with your colleagues and managers. Keep …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science
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Wellbeing in the Virtual Work Environment: Tips and Considerations

Consider the following tips for wellbeing in the virtual working environment:

Preparing for your work day: Get up, have your morning beverage or breakfast of choice, enjoy a morning routine of stretching, walking or yoga, or whatever you enjoy typically, …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science
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33 Government Interview Questions (With Example Answers)

Video: Why Should We Hire You? Tips + Example Answer

Jenn explains what interviewers ask the question “Why should we hire you”, strategies for crafting a strong answer plus an example.

Preparing for an interview can be a deciding factor in …

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Career Center
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Government Jobs Explained (and Rewarding Roles To Consider)

Government jobs can provide individuals with a sense of financial and job security, as well as honor through serving the public. Understanding the different types of jobs you can pursue in each governmental sector can help you decide on what …

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Career Center
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  • Washington DC
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  • Willow Springs, NC
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  • Student Research Specialist GW Institute of Public Policy
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  • Child Nutrition Outreach Coordinator Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor Fort Pitt Capital Group
  • Boston, MA
  • Research Associate Harvard Business School
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Assistant Director of Philanthropy ACLU of Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Private Tutor Self-employed

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