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Department of Political Science

Career Resources

K-STATE CAREER CENTER

K-State's Career Center is available to assist all graduate students with their career readiness needs. The Career Center offers extensive career advising which focuses on resume/CV/cover letter development, interview prep, job search training, and networking. The Career Center also coordinates seven career fairs every year, as well as many workshops, which help students connect to employers in their own respective areas. The staff is dedicated to assisting graduate students in their own unique career development process. Other services and resources the Career Center offers are:

Career Closet: Provides free, professional clothing for students that you keep! (Mon-Thurs, Noon-4pm).

Interview Rooms: Book one of our 12 interview rooms free of charge for mock interviews or to conduct your phone/Skype interviews in a quiet, secure place.

Photo Fridays: Come and get a free headshot taken. Perfect for LinkedIn or other professional uses. (First and Third Fridays of every month).

Resume and Interview Guide: Available in both print and electronic formats, this guide is a wonderful resource which covers all aspects of the job search process offering action verbs for resumes, commonly used interview questions (behavioral and academic), resume/CV examples, cover letter outline, and even networking tips.

Call (785) 532-6506 or stop by the Berney Family Welcome Center to set up an appointment with Andrew Kohls or another career advisor!

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The MPA program maintains contacts with several government agencies and is often asked by potential employers to bring job openings to the attention of recent MPA graduates.  Opportunities are also available for graduates of the program with nonprofit organizations, public interest groups or commissions, private corporations that work with government agencies, and international organizations. 

Current opportunities:

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Pre-service students are required to complete an internship as part of their training for employment within either the public or nonprofit sector. Pre-service students without prior administrative experience have enjoyed great success in obtaining valuable internships with government agencies at the federal, state, or local level, and with nonprofit organizations. Internship opportunities are often brought to the attention of the MPA program through established contacts at various government and nonprofit organizations.

Current opportunities:

Flint Hills Wellness Coalition Intern - Manhattan, Kansas

City Administration Intern - Nebraska City, Nebraska

 

Resource Links:

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

The League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM)

Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM)