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Public Service, Government, Education, & Research

Embark on a meaningful career in public service, government, education, and research. Explore valuable career resources, job and internship opportunities, industry insights, and experiences crafted to empower your professional development.

Public Service Careers: Do you want to make a difference in the world with your work, but not quite sure where? Public service traditionally has referred to careers in government, but  has expanded to include other sectors that work toward the betterment of society. This includes government, non-profits, B-Corporations, and more.

Federal Government:  Have you ever considered working for the federal government? A common misperception is that the majority of federal jobs are located in Washington, D.C., but 84% of federal jobs are located outside of D.C.in all 50 states and overseas.  In fact, agencies need architects, doctors, transportation experts, business people, lawyers, social scientists and many other kinds of specialists. GoGovernment has career guides to give you information on which agencies offer these types of jobs, what types of jobs people in these fields do, sample positions and more. Resources for finding federal jobs include Students & Recent Graduates  positions on Usajobs.gov

Education Careers:

  • Want to know more about becoming a middle or high school STEM teacher? The Teacher Preparation program at WPI alongside your 4-year undergraduate major program of study may be for you.
  • Graduate students preparing for academic research or teaching, check out the BeyondProf career learning platform brought to you by the Heebner CDC.

What language skills are needed in public service and law enforcement in the United States and abroad?

When applying for federal positions, it is essential to remember that the federal government is the largest employer in the United States, and the opportunities stretch across the globe. With between 350 and 430 languages spoken in the United States …

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Career Change Ideas | How to Ease into Social-Impact Work

Illustration by Marian Blair

Working in social impact can be an exciting and rewarding career opportunity. If you’re considering joining the sector and are wondering where your career aspirations may fit in, consider exploring your options by taking on a …

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for the Social-Impact Job Seeker

Experts say one of the top reasons why New Year’s resolutions don’t last long is because people tend to try for too big a change right away. No pointing fingers here, but maybe this sounds familiar: Someone resolves to get …

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Find a career that aligns with your career interests, see current salary projects, and identify skills you need to apply for that next job or internship.

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Day of the week
Heebner CDC Hours Drop-in Hours
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