Government & Law

This Career Community is focused on the many different areas students can pursue in the fields of government and law. Browse blogs for career advice, look at resources for job and internship leads and watch videos profiling unique roles and occupations.

  • + CONSIDER CAREER PATHS
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    Visit My Next Move to browse for government-related occupations by keyword or industry.

    • Actors, musicians and singers
    • Agricultural Inspectors
    • Archivists
    • Attorneys
    • Court & Municipal Clerks
    • Criminal Investigators
    • Fish & Game Wardens
    • Historians
    • Judges
    • Legislators
    • Park Naturalists & Foresters
    • Police Officers
    • Sociologist
    • Tax Examiners
    • Urban & Regional Planners

    Need help exploring your career options? Take the Focus 2 assessment to search for occupations that fit with your interests, values, skills, and personality. Then speak with a Career Specialist about the results.

  • + EXPLORE MU MAJORS
    Check out government-related MU majors, minors and certificates

    Please visit Majors@Mizzou and browse this site by career interests, occupation and by School or College. Remember, these are just a few examples of degree programs. A wide variety of MU majors can lead to a successful and satisfying career in government and law.

    • Architectural Studies
    • Constitutional Democracy
    • English
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Economics
    • General Studies
    • Geography
    • History
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
    • Natural Resources Science and Management
    • International Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Public Administration
    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology

    Another helpful tool is the What Can I Do With This Major site where you can connect academic majors to common career paths and see typical employers that hire those majors.

  • + MAKE CAREER CONNECTIONS
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  • + RESEARCH ALUMNI CAREER PATHS
    Discover the unique career paths of fellow Tigers
    • Use LinkedIn to see what thousands of Mizzou alumni are doing with their degrees.
    • Explore the Career Outcomes web page to see what recent MU graduates are doing and where they are living.

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Pros and Cons of Working in Government

The Pros
The chance to make a difference

Government employees work to enhance the lives of people in the U.S. and around the world. You can play a vital role in ending homelessness, finding cures for diseases, keeping our food …

By Brie Faulkner
Brie Faulkner
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Practice Perspectives: Everything You Need to Know About Legal Practice Areas

The most frequent question we receive from law students and fledgling attorneys is how to differentiate among legal practice areas. Launching your legal career with confidence can be difficult if you’re not sure what each practice area entails and what kinds …

By Mary Kate Sheridan - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Pros and Cons of Working in Government

_____The Pros_____
The chance to make a difference

Government employees work to enhance the lives of people in the U.S. and around the world. You can play a vital role in ending homelessness, finding cures for diseases, keeping our food …

By Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger
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Vault Rankings in Action: The Best Law Firms for Racial & Ethnic Diversity

Increasing racial and ethnic diversity has become a primary focus within the legal industry, and the conversation has been especially at the forefront in the wake of the social justice movement sparked by the death of George Floyd. While progress …

By Vault Law Editors - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Resources

A sample resume with tips and advice for following the preferred resume format for federal job applicants.

Job opening research and  job openings in a broad range of law enforcement positions.

Annual survey of more than 200,000 civil servants ranking employee satisfaction and commitment across 279 federal agencies/units.

The starting place to find a career in Missouri government: browse jobs, learn how to apply, view benefits and more.

Seminars

SSC 1150: College Success Seminar

This 2-credit hour course is intended to assist exploring students in making purposeful academic and life decisions that lead to…

SSC 2100: Career Explorations

 The goal of this course is to help students explore what to major in, what they can do with their…

Government-Related Exploration Resources

Below are a list of introductory and exploration courses for students interested in government and law. This list is subject…

Contact & Location

Phone
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Address

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