Government

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of Government major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.

Related Career Titles for Government Majors

Academic Advisor/College Counselor Customs Officer International Trade Specialist Public Affairs Coordinator
Account Executive Educational Researcher Investment Banking Analyst Trainee Public Opinion Interviewer
Account Service Representative Educational Sales Representative Judicial Clerk Public Relations Specialist
Advertising Media Planner Eligibility Worker Labor Organizer Public Relations/Public Information Specialist
Advocate Energy Administrator Labor Relations Researcher Publications Researcher
Affirmative Action Representative Energy Communications Specialist Labor Relations Specialist Radio/TV Announcer/Producer
Alumni Affairs Coordinator Energy Researcher Law Enforcement Officer Radio/Television Researcher
Archivist/Historian Environmental Administrator Legal Assistant Real Estate Agent/Broker
Associate Contract Administrator Environmental Communications Specialist Legislative Aide Reporter/Staff Writer
Association Manager Environmental Policy Analyst Legislative Analyst Research Assistant
Attorney Environmental Researcher Library Aide Researcher
Bank Examiner FBI/CIA Agent Lobbying Organizer Sales Manager
Biomedical/Medical Research Assistant Film Researcher/Copywriter Lobbying Researcher Secondary School Teacher
Broadcast Journalist Financial Analyst Lobbyist Social Services Administrator
Business Development Officer Financial Researcher Management Analyst Social Work Assistant
Buyer Foreign Correspondent Market Research Analyst/Assistant Social Worker
Campaign Manager Foreign Service Officer Market Research Interviewer  Sociological Research Assistant
Cartographer Freelance Writer Market Research Statistician Special Education Administrator
City Manager Government Intelligence Analyst Market Research Project Supervisor Special Interest Group Director
College Admissions Officer Historic Preservationist Media Analyst Special Program Teachers
College Development Specialist Historic Site Interpreter Newspaper/Magazine Journalist Student Activities Director
College Financial Aid Officer Historical Museum Administrative Assistant Paralegal Student Union Coordinator
Community Relations Director Historical Projects Coordinator Park Ranger Survey Assistant
Congressional Aide Historical Research Assistant Peace Corps/Vista Worker Teacher: Humanities/Social Sciences
Congressional Research Service Historical Society Administrative Assistant Policy and Procedures Analyst Traffic Administrator
Consultant Housing and Student Life Coordinator Political Pollster Travel Agent
Consulting Operations Administrator Immigration Agent Politician  Underwriter
Consumer Advocate Institutional Researcher/Historian Political Campaign Worker Urban/Regional Planner
Coordinator of Volunteers Intelligence Officer Preschool and Elementary School Teacher Writer/Author
Corrections Officer International Banker Presidential Advance Person  
Correspondent/Stringer International Business Specialist Probation/Parole Officer  
Customer Service Representative International Organization Official Public Administrator/Manager  

GENERAL GOVERNMENT SITES

American Political Science Association With more than 13,500 members residing in over 70 countries worldwide, the American Political Science Association is the world's largest professional organization for the study of politics. Includes career and graduate school opportunities.

Association for Public Policy and Management Job Bank - Position announcements by organization.

http://www.criminaljustice.com/careers/

Careers In Government - Careers In Government is a clearinghouse of information, resources and jobs available in public sector organizations in America and abroad.

FedWorld FedWorld can offer a comprehensive central access point for searching, locating, ordering and acquiring government and business information.

The Moving Ideas Network - Jobs in Policy. As the leading source for easily searched and sorted progressive policy information, Moving Ideas provides the background information for citizen activism via the Internet.

National Political Science Honor Society (Pi Sigma Alpha)

Partnership for Public Service - Call to Serve is a national initiative designed to educate a new generation about the importance of a strong civil service, help re-establish links between federal agencies and campuses, and provide students with information about the unique and dynamic opportunities that federal jobs provide.

Political Science Virtual Library

Political Science- Scholarly Societies

Social Scientists (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

USAJOBS - Website for Federal Government positions with many agencies.

U.S. Department of Labor employment website

LAW SITES

Do I Want To Go To Law School? From the Baylor Law School Admissions Office. If you are thinking about a career in law, read this article before you make any decisions.

How Do I Prepare For Law School? Also from the Baylor Law School Admissions Office. Offers some helpful advice to guide you in your academic choices here at St. Lawrence.

Law Student Division of the ABA The ABA Law Student Division is the premier organization for Law Students. Numerous professional development opportunities included. Helpful for undergraduates who want to know what options may be in his or her future.

National Federation of Paralegals Association Considering a first job as a paralegal? To help you decide whether this profession is a good career move for you, you first need to know what a paralegal is and information on salaries and benefits.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05

Studentjobs.gov - Most Federal agencies are required to post vacancies on this database; and Studentjobs.gov has gathered information on the agencies that aren't required to post their vacancies at Other Job Opportunities, giving you the most comprehensive access to Federal job opportunities available. Learn about co-ops, internships, summer employment, the Outstanding Scholars Program, volunteer opportunities, and plenty of temporary and permanent part-time and full-time jobs.

Legal Job Spot - A job listing website specializing in legal jobs. Includes vacancies within law firms and other legal organizations for solicitors, legal secretaries, and legal support staff.

Legal Week Graduate Jobs - Legal Week Jobs is a specialist website for all types of jobs in law including Paralegal, Legal Executive, Trainee Solicitor & Graduate Vacancies.