When describing SIPA to prospective applicants I will often say that SIPA is not an employment agency, however it is our job as a school to produce graduates that are prized in the policy marketplace. Our curriculum is designed to equip graduates with the tools and skills that are desired by organizations in all sectors – public, private, and nonprofit.
The Office of Career Services (OCS) plays an important part in the development of our students. OCS is responsible for running our professional development classes and assists students with resume and cover letter writing along with interview training.
The OCS mission extends beyond student development and includes extensive outreach to employers. This includes site visits to employers, setting up recruitment opportunities at SIPA, hosting an annual career conference in Washington DC, and posting internships and jobs available to SIPA students and alumni.
Newly admitted students will have the opportunity to begin working with OCS during orientation. As a short preview of the outreach that OCS performs, click here to view the OCS Recruiters’ Guide (PDF document).