Do you have an interest in politics or law? Have you always wanted to help run a city or state? Do you dream of making a difference in the community or supporting a nonprofit organization? If you answered "yes" to any of these, then civic leadership is a great option for you!
To prepare for a career in civic leadership, you will take courses in political science; law and public policy; leadership and ethics; and organization of government, nonprofit, and private organizations. You can also choose classes tailored to your specific interests, such as the political process or international affairs.
- Attorney (after law school, of course)
- Campaign manager
- City manager
- Congressional staffer
- Director of a trade organization
- International aid provider
- Legislative researcher/analyst
- Nonprofit program manager
- Urban/regional planner
To learn more about civic leadership, visit the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Think this program might be a good fit, but need help getting started? Get in touch with a success coach today!