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.

How to Break Into Government Jobs

Wondering how to get started working in PR, entertainment, finance, or another profession? Over the next two weeks, we’re putting together guides to breaking into these cool fields and more, brought to you by those who know it best. Keep …

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Meet Pitt’s Tech Ambassadors

Have you heard of the Skills Gap?  According to Indeed.com, a skills gap, is the difference between an employee’s skills and the skills a company requires for a specific role.  When an organization lists required skills on a job description, …

By Alyson Kavalukas
Alyson Kavalukas Interim Assistant Director
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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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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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  • Law Clerk, Criminal Division US Attorneys Office, Northern District of West Virginia
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