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Public Policy, Government & Law


The Public Policy, Government and Law industry cluster is the group of fields primarily associated with the organization and stability of societies.

From public service to think tanks, if a job involves your using knowledge of society and serving communities, then you will likely find it in one of these industries:

  • Public Policy
  • Think Tanks
  • Government
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty
  • International Development
  • International Relations
  • Military

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Resume & Cover Letters Samples

Public Policy Resume Sample
Cover Letter Sample


Pre Law Assistance

Students interested in learning more about law school should attend a Pre Law Workshop (see dates below) hosted by Vanderbilt's Pre Law Adviser and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Political Science department, Professor Carrie Russell. The workshop helps with a range of topics concerning the law school application process. Whether you want to know the best tactics to use for your personal statement, or you’re unsure what to do with your transcript from the Universidad de Madrid, this session is for you.

Students interested in scheduling an individual appointment with Professor Russell must first attend a Pre Law Workshop. If your questions are not answered during the workshop, please call 615-322-2750 to schedule an individual appointment. 

Pre Law Workshops

During these 45-minute sessions participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn best practices for applying to law school. Feel fee to bring your lunch. 

All current VU students welcome. No pre-registration required.

Fall 2015 Workshops

Location: The Commons Center #363
9/1/15 Tuesday 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
9/16/15 Wednesday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
10/7/15 Wednesday CANCELLED
10/20/15 Tuesday 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
11/3/15 Tuesday 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
11/18/15 Wednesday 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Law School Fair

The Center hosts a law school fair during the fall semester. This event brings in representatives from more than 30 law schools including Boston College, Duke University, Texas Tech University, and UC Berkeley. More information including the list of participating colleges and universities can be found in DoreWays beginning in early September.


Decoding the Federal Resume

In this video, Tess Rook, FBI Special Agent and Recruiter, shares advice and information with students concerning the process of applying for jobs with the federal government.