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.

10 Sustainability Careers That Make a Difference

As the public increasingly desires organizations to reduce their environmental impact, the sustainability field experiences a high demand for talented people. This industry involves the application of social science, environmental science and civil engineering to conserve the earth’s resources by …

By Lewis Kiptanui, SRHM - Indeed Team
Lewis Kiptanui, SRHM - Indeed Team
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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 & Career Champions Program Coordinator
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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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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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Working in Government: Pros and Cons

Many occupations have specific job options in the private and public sectors. Those who choose to work in the public sector, namely, for the government, receive a number of perks. However, government workers do make some sacrifices for their public …

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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
Meet Zack >
  • Washington DC
  • Foreign Service Officer US Department of State
Meet Bradford >
  • Greater Pittsburgh Region
  • Dasher DoorDash
Meet James >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Senior Planned Giving Associate University of Pittsburgh
Meet Torey >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Case Manager FTE Performance Consulting
Meet James >
  • Philadelphia, PA
Meet Emily >
  • Richardson, TX
Meet Roslyn >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Development Associate University of Pittsburgh
Meet Riley >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Business Solutions Architect Lisa Tosatto
Meet Lisa >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Public Affairs Associate Alcoa
Meet Julie >
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Meet Brandon >
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Managing Partner & Project Manager Ascension Associates
Meet Samson >
   

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