The School of Public Policy partners with the UMD Career Center to assist you in a successful job or internship search. Try the tips listed below and create an action plan to get started on your next internship or job search. You can also request an appointment with Career Center staff to help you on your journey.
Network… it’s not as intimidating as it sounds!
Talk with your friends, family, and contacts to identify open positions and request informational interviews to learn about career paths and find new opportunities.
Connect with employers of interest through LinkedIn to identify people you know who work there and learn of openings
Attend a career fair with the goal of becoming more familiar with what organizations have to offer- don't forget to get business cards from the employers that interest you.
Keep in touch with those you meet! This includes faculty. Networking is really just a fancy word for building relationships.
All Public Policy majors must either take an internship class or approved study abroad. It ishighly encouraged in our field to do an internship! Internship search resources on campus canhelp.
You can also investigate part-time job positions off and on campus
Target organizations to apply for positions
Identify new organizations to target through research
Take advantage of Careers4Terps, UMD’s online job and internship listing database
Attend events to learn of opportunities
Interview on-campus for off campus positions
The School of Public Policy often has speakers and special events featuring policymakers from around the globe. Be sure to check the calendar and read your Public Policy emails.
Attend Employer Events at the Career Center and around campus
Investigate the President’s Promise lists co-curricular opportunities