About Us

Wherever you are in your career journey, we can help

Whether you are a prospective student thinking of attending the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, a current student—graduate or undergraduate—or a SPEA alum, we are here to help you begin or advance your career. If you are an employer looking to recruit a SPEA student or alum—contact us and we will work with you to help you achieve your hiring goals.

Meet our staff

We offer:

  • Personalized advising appointments
  • Skill and strength assessments
  • Career planning and exploration
  • Full-time job search assistance
  • Internship search assistance
  • Resume development and review
  • Cover letter writing and review
  • Interview preparation
  • Mock interviews
  • Network building
  • Informational interview preparation
  • LinkedIn assistance
  • Job offer advice
  • Graduate school preparation

The School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Career Development Office provides comprehensive career services to a diverse group of students and stakeholders. We establish partnerships, build networks and advise students in professional development and career preparation for a competitive global environment.

The SPEA Career Development Office supports student and stakeholder success by providing high quality, innovative career and employment services. 

  • Coaching, encouraging, and providing opportunities for students
  • Diversity, inclusiveness, and respect for all
  • Ethics, integrity, and professionalism in personal and professional interactions
  • Collaboration and partnerships with students, faculty, and employers
  • Leadership that exemplifies the SPEA philosophy of “Leading for the Greater Good”
  • Communication that is clear, timely, and effective
  • Innovation and being up-to-date on current trends in the workforce
  • Professional development that builds career services expertise and aligns with best practices

You can do anything with your SPEA degree—anything. The skills that you learn here and the networks that you build are going to take you through life, whether you recognize it now or not, you’re in good shape. You are getting a world-class degree with world-class colleagues.

Michael Tanney, BSPA’04, and founding member of SPEA’s Distinguished Alumni Council

Contact Us

Our offices are adjacent to the Tavis Smiley Atrium in SPEA 200.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Walk-In Hours

Walk-in career advising is available Monday-Thursday: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 
Walk-in internship registration advising is available Tuesday and Thursday: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

Career Development Office (CDO)

School of Public and Environmental Affairs 

1315 E. 10th Street, Room 200

Bloomington, IN 47405 

Phone: (812) 855-9639

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