Career Management | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

Career Resources at the LBJ School of Public Affairs

Prepare for an impactful career.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs' Office of Student Affairs and Admissions offers robust career management initiatives to help guide our students through the internship and job search journey.  We’re here with resources, guidance and hands-on experience to help our students succeed at the LBJ school and beyond.

Career Management at LBJ: An Overview

The LBJ School Office of Career Management, housed within the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions, is a centralized office charged with assisting students and alumni in meeting their career goals while making connections between their academic studies and life beyond the university.

We offer a full suite of initiatives to help keep our students on track in the job search journey, including career roadmaps, semester action plans, workshops, labs, information sessions and 1:1 counseling. We work closely with faculty, alumni and campus staff to bring first-rate experiences that are customized and impactful. Our goal is to help our students prepare for a strong start in their careers in the public policy arena, and to give students opportunities to build a solid foundation of professional skills.

We aim to provide opportunities for students to enhance their career development and exploratory learning through self-knowledge, understanding opportunities in public policy, job search skill development and decision-making.

Services:

  • Career roadmap planning
  • Semester action plans
  • Workshops (such as networking, salary negotiation, job search journey)
  • Labs (such as digital branding, résumés and cover letter)
  • Résumé and cover letter development
  • Individualized counseling
  • Career and internship fairs
  • Company information sessions and treks
  • Job search strategies and resources
  • Interview preparation through mock interview practice and workshops
  • Employer and alumni connections
  • Job board access and weekly "hot jobs" report
  • Case competitions
  • Alumni Mentorship Program

Alumni Spotlight

Emily Brehob (MGPS '19)

"The events hosted by the careers team were very helpful as I applied for jobs, particularly a session with the Texas Diplomat in Residence about how to write a federal resume."

— Emily Brehob (MGPS '19), public health adviser (Presidential Management Fellow) at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Connect With Us
Office of Career Management
Nikesha P Rollack
Senior Career Specialist, MPAff students
Colleen Gleeson
Senior Career Specialist, MGPS students
Student Professional Development
Lauren Berryhill
Assistant Director, Student Professional Development
Contact Info

Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
Location

SRH 3.104

Phone

512-471-4292

Email: 

lbjosaa@austin.utexas.edu