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Government, Law, Policy, and Public Safety (GLPPS)

Careers in Government, Law, Policy, and Public Safety (GLPPS) has many opportunities at both the Bachelor’s and Graduate levels.

Make an Appointment with a Career Coach

Step One: Log into your Handshake account Step Two: Click on Career Center in the top right, Appointments, and then Schedule a New Appointment Step Three: Choose one of the following Appointment Categories: Resume/CV Review, Industry Research/Finding Experience, Graduation Professional School, Job Search Step Four: Choose one of the following industries: Arts, Architecture, Media, and Communications Industries OR Business Industry Step Five: Choose the appointment time and date that work for you!

Example Career Paths and Job Titles

  • O*NET Online for Government & Public Administration provides career clusters for: Governance, National Security, Planning, Public Management and Administration, Regulation, Revenue and Taxation
  • O*NET Online for Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security provides career clusters for: Corrections, Emergency and Fire Management Services, Law Enforcement Services, Legal Services, Security & Protective Services
  • Discover Policing — types of Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Foreign Service
  • Law Enforcement – police/sheriff departments, Federal Bureau of Investigation, State Bureau of Investigation, US Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), US Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), US Coast Guard (USCG), US Customs and Border Protection, US Capitol Police
  • Law – prosecution, defense, corporate, non-profit/public interest, government, mediation, lobbying
  • Political – campaign management, special interest advocacy, political advising, lobbying, public relations
  • International Affairs – governance, policy making and analysis, human rights, resource development
  • Disaster Recovery – Emergency Management and Response
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • **Check out our information on the Non-profit and Social Service Industry web pages

Career Resources

Use this section to research career paths, and how to start building skills to get prepared for this industry. Start by exploring the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Suggestions for government related volunteering – attend a City Council meeting, join a Board or Commission, volunteer for local candidate’s campaign.

Use this section to find out about professional associations and institutes within this industry. Many have student membership options and joining a professional organization can be a great way to learn about the industry and network. In addition, many have their own job listings page

Check out these sites in addition to our Handshake feed on the right. Use this section to search specific job and internship boards for this industry.