Start job hunting before you are finished with school. It will give you an idea of what types of jobs are available, who is hiring, and what certain jobs pay. It could also help you figure out what exactly you would like to do before it becomes time to make critical career decisions.
E-How has some good tips on finding a job in the field http://www.ehow.com/how_7513866_job-degree-public-administration.html
Check out SFASU’s Student Career Timelinehttp://issuu.com/sfacareers/docs/career_timeline_-_student
Network, Network, Network! Everyone has heard the old adage it’s not what you know, but who you know, and boy is it true when it comes to finding a job in public administration. Create accounts for some of these networking and social media sites and start getting connected to possible employers.
Gov Loop http://www.govloop.com/
Keeping your posts and conversations professional will show potential employers that you are serious about advancing within public administration.
Having a general resume ready before you start your job search will lighten your application load as you will only have to make minor tweeks specific to each job. Keep your resume neat, simple, and free from grammatical errors.
SFASU’s Resume and Cover Letter Helphttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEFrcnBQTlkxRGRBTEduRWhKdHNBTmc6MA#gid=0
USAJOBS Student Internships https://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads/
PBA 470 Internship Credit
This course provides supervised work experience with an approved public or not-for-profit organization. It is graded on a P/F basis (three semester hour credit). The course may be repeated once for a maximum of six hours credit toward the degree. Prerequisites: completion of 18 hours in PBA courses with a 2.5 GPA; consent of the instructor and department chair; Junior standing.
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