Government, Public Administration, and Law

Welcome to the Government, Public Administration, and Law community!

The Government, Public Administration, and Law community will provide resources, information, and a virtual space for students and alumni interested in working within government, public administration, and legal industries.  As a follower of the Government, Public Administration, and Law community, you will get timely alerts on internships, co-ops, jobs, blogs, and events posted on the page.  

Career and self-development are life-long processes that evolve as new experiences and information are obtained. Use this page to design your career and self-development strategically. Review the list of student and professional organizations and decide which opportunities best align with your career goals. Connect with a Husky Mentor to engage in career conversations that will expand your network and give you an on-the-job perspective. Explore your options by reviewing Job Market Insights and the UConn Undergraduate Outcomes.  

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Career Insights from Deb Haaland – First Native American to Serve as U.S. Secretary of the Interior

This blog is part of a series documenting notable people from underrepresented groups and the career insights they provide us. As you read, click links to access additional career development resources.

Deb Haaland: Follow your own timeline

Deb Haaland is …

By Erik Zawodniak
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Career Insights from Wilma Mankiller – First Female Chief of the Cherokee Nation

This blog is part of a series documenting notable people from underrepresented groups and the career insights they provide us. As you read, click links to access additional career development resources.

Wilma Mankiller (1945-2010): Don’t let people define you. Define …

By Erik Zawodniak
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Welcome to the Government, Public Administration, and Law Career Community!

Welcome to the Government, Public Administration, and Law (GPAL) Career Community! This page is an excellent resource to gather information, resources, and advice about careers in GPAL. If you are interested in working within government, public administration and legal industries, …

By Aaliyah Castleberry
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Jumpstarting Your Legal Internship Search: Government Roles

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One benefit to pursuing a career in the legal field is that the opportunities are limitless—private practice, in-house, academia, nonprofit legal work, prosecution, government—and the list goes on. One area that should not be overlooked is …

By Ashley Reed - Vault
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Student Success Story – Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez ’22 (CLAS), a rising senior at UConn, has been named one of 20 students nationally to be selected as a Key into Public Service Scholar by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.

The award recognizes …

By Mike Enright
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Husky Mentors

  • Senior Counsel (Detailee) White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Chief, Policy, Research, and Programs Child Care Aware of America
  • Attorney Hassett & George
  • Paraprofessional Delta T Group

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Internship & Co-op Guide

Both internships & co-ops are work/learning experiences that provide a hands-on way for students to confirm their choice of major …

Engage in Experiential Learning

One of the best ways to gain experience, and begin to understand if a career sector or career path is …