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.  

Exploring the World of Non-Profit Careers

Career satisfaction may be achieved by finding work that is meaningful to you and truly aligns with who you are. We all value different things when it comes to work—recognition, autonomy, prestige and other important factors. If what motivates you …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Is it worth getting an MPA or MPP before your JD?

Many of us dread the idea of going to school for an additional three years to get a Juris Doctorate, so getting a masters beforehand is perhaps inconceivable. However, we do attend a school called the University of Connecticut (UCONN), …

By Ethan Couillard
Ethan Couillard
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Navigating the First Year of Law School: 1L Timeline

Navigating the First Year of Law School: 1L Timeline

by Mary Kate Sheridan | September 11, 2019

The first month of 1L year is like a whirlwind—from trying to survive the Socratic Method to learning how to outline effectively to figuring out …

By Robin Shefts
Robin Shefts Assistant Director (Hartford Campus)
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Obtaining a JD and Masters in Social Work

Are your passions driven by the need to impact society? Are you interested in working with children? Families? Couples? Marginalized or oppressed groups? Do you find yourself frustrated with the legal system? If you answered yes to any of the …

By Ashley Andino
Ashley Andino Career Intern
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Writing a Resume Geared Towards Non-Profit or Public Service

Do you have an interest in going into public service or working for a non-profit? It’s important to remember that your resume is one of the first tools you have when it comes to applying for jobs or internships you’re …

By Alex Manna
Alex Manna Program Assistant | Pronouns: they/them/theirs
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Husky Mentors

  • Patent Judge USPTO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Economics Specialist ICF
  • New York, NY
  • Judicial Intern Supreme Court of New York, Appellate Division 2nd Department
  • Attorney U.S. Coast Guard

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Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Career Outcomes

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Starting Salary
  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

First Destination

First Destination refers to undergraduate outcomes within the 6 months following graduation. The data is collected through a survey distributed to students at graduation, and again in the months following, to gain insight on their lives post-graduation.

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