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.

Federal Resume Writing: USAJOBS and Resume Builder

USAJOBS.gov is the official job-search website of the US Government. You have likely used it before if you have applied for a federal position. Along with listing the vast majority of open US government positions, USAJOBS also has an extensive …

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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FIVE WOMEN WHO MADE HISTORY IN US POLITICS

Throughout US history, women have been historically underrepresented in all aspects of politics. While we look to close the gender gap in politics, it is important to remember the accomplishments of the women who came before us and did their …

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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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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Convincing Gen Z to work in the federal government

An effort to recruit a new generation of employees includes job fairs and more internships

By Andrew Zaleski

Updated March 29, 2023 at 7:32 a.m. EDT | Published March 29, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EDT

When she entered the University of …

By Erin Wheeler
Erin Wheeler Career Consultant
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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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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 …

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  • Greater Pittsburgh Region
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Case Manager FTE Performance Consulting
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  • Philadelphia, PA
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  • Richardson, TX
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Development Associate University of Pittsburgh
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Business Solutions Architect Lisa Tosatto
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Public Affairs Associate Alcoa
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  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Brandon >
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Managing Partner & Project Manager Ascension Associates
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