Do you have what it takes to work in public service?

Posted by Kate C on Sep 17, 2017 9:04:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to work in the field of public service?

Wanting to be helpful is one thing – we all feel the need to contribute to our neighborhoods, our schools and our world from time to time. But having the innate skills, talents and drive to make public service your career is something else. Here are some of the characteristics of someone well suited for the public service sector.

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Topics: Online learning, SPA, public service career, public service degree

Making a Career in Public Service

Posted by Kate C on Sep 15, 2017 3:29:25 PM

 

What can you do with a degree in public service?

David Schachter, assistant dean of student affairs for New York University, in the US News and World Report article, “How to Make a Career in Public Service,” advises students considering making public service their career to look at the field this way: they can focus on an issue they care about, they can try to identify a role they would like to play, they can pinpoint the sort of organization they would most want to work for, or they can identify the system they would want to be a part of, such as our public schools or the correctional system.

With Professor Schachter’s advice in mind, consider the list of job descriptions below.

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Topics: Online learning, career, public service, SPA, BAPS







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