Our dedicated Career Development Office, the CDO, is here to help you plan a career path that will let you excel—from your first day at SPEA. We’ll work with you to develop the job search and networking skills you need to achieve your goals—set up an appointment or stop by during our drop in hours.
SPEA graduates get jobs
of SPEA undergraduate students go on to employment or continuing education upon receiving their bachelor's degree
of SPEA graduate students earn a starting salary of over $50,000
Source: SPEA CDO 2015-16 Employment Outcomes Report
Get a mentor through the Mentor Collective
Be a part of the Mentor Collective and get matches with a SPEA upperclassman or alum based on your common interests and professional aspirations.
Gain global experience
You’ll be able to gain real-world career experience through internships—around the world. This map shows international internships our students held in just one year—and, of course, we have connections and opportunities across the United States.
The skills you need for a career in any sector
Go on to a career in public service, the business world, or nonprofit management—and, be able to seamlessly transition among all three.
One of the most important skills I learned while at SPEA for my career is the ability to stay flexible. Things in the workforce will not be concrete. Employers will need you to be able to adjust to situations and be able to accomplish them efficiently.—Sean Musi, BSPA’13