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.

Navigating Your Major and Career Journey: The Importance of Understanding Your Values

When exploring careers, many consider whether an occupation will be personally fulfilling to them or not. This personal fulfillment can come in many different forms. For example, some folks are most satisfied by helping others, while others find joy in …

By Holly Schultz
Holly Schultz
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Career Paths for Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Graduates

Sociology, the study of human relationships and social behavior, examines the intricate patterns and relationships that manifest between individuals, groups, and institutions. Students pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in sociology examine social interactions scientifically and analytically in institutions like religion, family, …

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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Why Consider a Career in Local Government?

As a whole generation of baby boomers begins to retire, we in local government are searching for energetic learning-oriented younger workers and talented second- or third-career older workers. Public service is a wonderfully fulfilling career for a number of reasons:

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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Life After Pitt: Essential Tips for Navigating your Job Search Journey

As you approach the final stretch of your college journey, the looming question of what comes next can feel both exciting and overwhelming. With graduation on the horizon, it’s time to dive into the job search process and kickstart your …

By Ingrid Beute
Ingrid Beute Career Consultant, Engineering & Science & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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Work Smart available to Pitt students and alumni

The University of Pittsburgh has become a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Students and alumni can access all of AAUW’s resources and webinars for free.

AAUW has been working to narrow the gender pay gap, which …

By Alissa Clark
Alissa Clark
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Policy, Law & Public Service Resources

Writing a federal resume differs from crafting a resume for the private sector. Federal resumes adhere to specific guidelines and …

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Resume Samples

Writing a federal resume differs from crafting a resume for the private sector. Federal resumes adhere to specific guidelines and …

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
Meet Zack >
  • Washington DC
  • Foreign Service Officer US Department of State
Meet Bradford >
  • Valencia, PA
Meet Melanie >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Vice Chancellor for Research Computing University of Pittsburgh
Meet Shawn >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Closing Line Cook Walnut Grill
Meet Nicholas >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Ke'Amber >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Disobedient Spirits LLC
Meet Lynne >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Meet Amanda >
  • Delmont, PA
Meet Larry >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Community Outreach Specialist Mon Valley Initiative
Meet Grant >
  • Firestone Park, CA
Meet Nadji >
  • Grand Blanc, MI
Meet Brittany >
   

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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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