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Public Service Management

Career Services

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The PSM program provides students and alumni with the tools and information necessary to build successful careers in public service. Career services include:

  • One-on-one counseling on career plans, resumes, interviewing, and job searches
  • Access to jobs, fellowships, and internships
  • Access to alumni
  • Workshops and online resources for resumes, cover letters, and interviewing
  • Career networking events and job fairs
  • Comprehensive two-year career development program

Career Development Program

The career development program involves a mandatory two-year set of carefully structured and sequenced activities designed to help students assess their interests, identify their strengths and weaknesses, explore career options, set career goals, and develop the skills required for successful job searches (see detailed list and timeline of activities). Students also learn to make career-conscious decisions when approaching courses, internships, and capstone projects. 

Graph graduate employmentWhere Are They?

The majority of our graduates have chosen to pursue careers in the New York City area. Almost half work for nonprofit organizations. Graduates direct community relations for the City Council, develop programs for an international health consultant, coordinate events for a local community organization, manage budget affairs for a graduate program, and conduct evaluation research for a local college. About 66 percent of students have jobs within six months of graduation. 


The PSM Career Services Program welcomes the opportunity to assist employers to recruit for jobs and internships. The PSM program, which is part of the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, offers one of the most diverse and committed groups of students in the country. Interested employers should contact the program's director to post jobs and internships in public service, to arrange campus visits, or to review student resumes.


Natalia Trujillo
Assistant Director for Student Programs
Shepard Hall Room 1