Careers in government, law, and public policy offer a wide range of opportunities to lead, serve the public interest, and ensure fundamental rights and social justice. We invite you to explore this cluster to determine if it is a good fit for you and leverage our resources to launch your job, internship, or graduate school search.
What would you like to do?
Our specialized Government, Law, and Public Policy career coaches will help you launch a job, internship, or graduate school search in your field of interest.
We recommend using these platforms as a starting point. This is not an exhaustive list. For relevant GLP and Pre-Law-related courses being offered in Spring 2023, see here.
As you look for opportunities, start with Handshake, our centralized platform where employers post positions for Boston College students. All of the top employers are hiring on Handshake, including many in GLP! You can also find campus recruitment opportunities.
Our guide will help you set up your profile and make the most of your Handshake account.
Featured GLP Employers
Follow these employers and others you like on Handshake to receive email alerts when new jobs and events are posted. Following employers also helps improve your job recommendations.
Eagle Exchange is an interactive virtual platform that fosters connections between students and Boston College alumni. You can use Eagle Exchange to build your professional network, ask career-related questions, find alumni mentors, apply to projects to build skills, and more.
Our guide will help you set up your profile and make the most of your Eagle Exchange account.
Build confidence in your interview skills through free access to Big Interview. You can record yourself answering questions that are tailored to specific industries, including biotechnology, the energy sector, engineering, and more.
To access: Click on 'Register' in the top right corner. Use your BC email address to create your account.
GLP Question Library
Start practicing mock interviews in hundreds of industries and job titles. Below are a few featured question sets – browse these and more in Big Interview.
A formal internship is not the only way to gain professional experience. Projects are a great option to boost your resume/portfolio, build skills, and grow your professional network. The Forage platform offers hypothetical projects from top employers that you can complete to learn more about working in a specific field, such as software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and more.
GLP Virtual Work Experiences
Check out these bite-sized 5-6 hour virtual work experience programs that give you a genuine career advantage with Fortune 500 companies.
Find out what it is like to work within an industry, a company, or a profession. View the career guides for up to date information on a variety of careers as well as interviewing strategies and job search tips.
To gain access, please register for an account using your Boston College email address.
GLP Career Guides
These career guides provide essential information about key GLP careers and industries, including industry trends, employment and earnings statistics, and what employers look for in job candidates.
In addition to the above platforms, use these resources curated by the Career Center to assist you in your career exploration and preparation.