Career services

Welcome to the School of Public Affairs Office of Career Services! The School of Public Affairs places a high priority on developing employer and alumni relations, and providing career and professional development for our students seeking entry or transition in the field of public administration and policy. The Career Center is managed by a career professional who works closely with SPA students and faculty to maximize classroom and work-learning for direct application to current and future public management challenges.

What we do:

  • Provide students with information on the variety of career possibilities with a Bachelor of Science in Public Service & Public Policy, Bachelor of Arts or Science in Urban & Metropolitan Studies, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, or Doctorate in Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs. Resources include printed materials, workshops and webinars, our website, and individual career coaching and referrals.
  • Connect students and graduates with potential employers and alumni. We are reaching out to employers to increase the visibility of the School of Public Affairs, develop a recruiting program, and post work opportunities on our website.  We partner with alumni to provide job search preparation and insight and host networking and mentoring events.
  • Support students in creating a plan to achieve their career goals, develop  skills to market themselves  through effective resume and cover letters, creating an online presence, practice for interviews, and learning how to negotiate offers.  Coach alumni in effectively navigating today's trends in managing their career.

Are you a SPA student or alum searching for your next internship, fellowship, job or teaching opportunity?  Watch for new professional development feature pages on our website, and links to recommended resources and tools, for internship, fellowship and job postings for our students and alumni.  Join the "ASU School of Public Affairs" LinkedIn group, and also check out the new and improved ASU Alumni Career Services .   To learn more about the website and resources, schedule a coaching session, connect with students, alumni or faculty, contact our Career Services Manager at