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Government and Social Services

Careers that involve serving individuals and communities locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.


This cluster might be for you if: you want to contribute to your community, have a particular cause you’re passionate about, want to apply your skills to injustices you see around you, have a desire to help or counsel others, or are interested in international affairs and/or politics

This cluster includes careers in: advocacy, community organizations, counseling and mental health services, environmental sciences, government (local, state, and federal), international development, humanitarian, law, military, ministry, public health, public policy, social justice 

Gain experience by: volunteering, internships, student leadership positions, student employment.

Graduate degrees for this cluster: MPP, MPA, MPH, MBA, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, PsyD, PhD, MDiv, and more!



Career Resources

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Contact & Location


Johnson Student Union 209
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082

Career Service Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm