For students considering a career in the Government, Policy and Law Career Cluster, it’s important to take some time to explore the many interconnected career paths and possibilities to help you make confident choices about your future. There are many ways to explore! Start with the basics like reading articles, and other online resources that describe the ins-and-outs of your field of interest. One great place to start is Vault, which is a resource found on hireBING by Handshake. Vault is a comprehensive, in-depth resource for exploring careers, internships and jobs.
Using this tool you can:
- Research companies and review employer rankings
- Review industry guides from a wide variety of fields
- Get career advice from field experts
- Explore and apply to internships and jobs
Vault has a section specific to Government and Public Administration and includes a breakdown of information including an overview, background, structure, industry outlook and even resources and associations you should be connected to for the following career options:
- Criminal Justice
- Foreign Trade
- Military Services
- Politics, Public Policy, and Activism
- Waste Management
Start here to learn about the innerworkings of these large institutions, how they connect, how they are governed and the hiring demand over the next few years.
Oh! One more thing!
Check out the Day In The Life of section broken down by career field to see a description of daily tasks and projects for careers that interest you. This is more nuanced than a job description will be, so check out the day to day tasks of a Lobbyist, A Policy Analyst in a Non-Profit Energy Group, or a Staff Assistant on Capitol Hill. Do any of these descriptions get you excited? No? That’s important information, too. Keep reading, exploring and testing the waters!