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Careers in Government

Studying or majoring in government, along with further study, is applicable to the following careers, among others:

  • attorney
  • broadcast journalist
  • campaign staffer
  • city management staffer
  • city secretary
  • congressional aide
  • customs/immigration officer
  • executive
  • foreign service officer
  • hospital administrator
  • human resources manager
  • law enforcement officer
  • legislative analyst
  • lobbyist
  • media analyst
  • missionary
  • paralegal
  • politician
  • print journalist
  • public information officer
  • public relations assistant
  • teacher

Although undergraduate degrees are sufficient for entry-level positions in government and business, graduate degrees in public administration or other areas are helpful for management and administrative positions.

A broad liberal arts background is encouraged, with excellent verbal and written skills; mastery of a foreign language is a plus.

Part-time and summer internships are extremely helpful in landing jobs in governmental organizations, and leadership skills demonstrated by organization and student government positions will be a plus on your résumé.

Military experience and training can also serve as an entry into government jobs.

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