We’re here with resources, guidance and hands-on experience to help our students succeed at the LBJ School and well beyond.
Career Resources at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
Prepare for an impactful career.
The Office of Career Management at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is a centralized office charged with assisting students and alumni with meeting their career goals while making connections between their academic studies and life beyond the university.
Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m.
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We work closely with students to clarify their career goals by providing the following services:
- Career path evaluation
- Résumés and cover letter development
- Job search strategies and resources
- Job board navigation
- Interview preparation
- Employer and alumni connections
Required Summer Internship
The LBJ School requires students to complete a 400-hour public policy internship before they graduate. This summer internship allows students to apply their knowledge to policy issues in the public, private or nonprofit sectors while developing their skills in their policy area of interest.
Many job and internship applications require a short writing sample. But what makes a great writing sample? In this workshop we’ll look at job descriptions and the writing samples that go with them and discuss the samples that best showcase your skills.
Your resume is one of the primary ways you market your skills to potential employers. In this workshop, we’ll discuss resume style and categories and how to best highlight business skills. You’ll also get tips on writing cover letters and other business correspondence.