Career Services

Photo of Amy Craven, Jeffrey Oakman, Barbara Hampton and Emily Sharples

Location: 121 Robertson Hall

Career Resource Center: 123 Robertson Hall (connected to 121)

Office Hours: 8:45 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday 

The WWS Office of Graduate Career Services (OGCS) provides career advice and placement assistance to WWS graduate students and graduate alumni.

  • Individual and personalized career guidance
  • Assistance in developing a well-defined sense of a student’s abilities, interests and motivation
  • Help identifying specific jobs or organizational settings of interest
  • Résumé and cover letter reviews
  • LinkedIn profile and personal statement reviews
  • Interview preparation
  • Professional and career development workshops
  • Specialized training sessions
  • Coordination of recruiting visits
  • Reference materials in the Career Resource Center (CRC)
  • Career panels of WWS alumni and other professionals


OGCS helps students secure required summer internships, and optional middle-year-out and academic year part-time opportunities. These allow students to apply concepts and theories learned in class to the development of policy in a professional setting.

Unpaid summer internships in the public and nonprofit sectors are financially subsidized by WWS.

Financial assistance is also provided for part-time internship travel.


The OGCS team also assists graduating students and alumni in identifying and securing their ideal professional placements.

The OGCS maintains communication with prospective employers and alumni for information about job opportunities and seeks new contacts in all areas of public affairs.

The School’s generous financial aid policy enables its graduates to pursue jobs of interest without the burden of student debt.

Financial assistance is also provided for informational and job interview travel.

Scheduling Appointments

To meet with Barbara Hampton or Emily Sharples, contact:

Amy Craven
Robertson Hall, Room 121