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This page has been customized to match your interests in the Government, Law & Public Policy  Career Collective. Learn about career options, events to attend, student organizations to consider joining, internships and jobs to explore, professional organizations to learn from, and the latest news related to the collective and your career development. To discuss career opportunities and how to prepare for roles in this industry, consider meeting with a career advisor. Meetings can be scheduled by clicking here.

Professions and Skills

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might include:
  • Attorney
  • Elected Official (City or State)
  • Lobbyist
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Legal Aide
  • Intelligence/Security Official
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Advocate
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(but not limited to)
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Collaboration
  • Presentation/Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Polling/Assessment

Latest News

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There are a number of tangible perks that come with working for the federal, state or local government, including the ability to better the country and our society in ways big and small. In this guide, you’ll learn about what government jobs offer, the types of jobs available, job search resources, how to apply and information on tuition assistance and loan forgiveness for government employees. Read More
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The legal industry is a field that many people find extremely appealing. Law is also an area that impacts many people’s lives in a highly direct way. People need lawyers in many stages of life from marriage to work and beyond. These trends are expected to have an impact on many areas of the law and how it is practiced.  Read More

Clubs & Organizations

  • The College Democrats seek to inform and educate students about the different aspects of the democratic process and the world of politics, using activities and events for its members and the University community to promote intelligent discourse.

  • The Criminology Student Institution Club is to provide educational and realistic activities and events for its members and Eastern community.
  • Freedom at Eastern provides a welcoming and supportive environment for undocumented/DACA students, while using dialogue, education and activism to raise awareness about immigration issues on campus, in Willimantic and throughout Connecticut.

  • The local NAACP college chapter informs students of problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; advances the economic, education, and social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; stimulates an appreciation of the African Diaspora and other people of color's contribution to civilization; and develops an intelligent, effective youth leadership.
  • The National Organization for Women (NOW) engages, educates and informs students of NOW’s mission to promote equality and justice within our society
  • Members of the Pre-Law Society gain knowledge about various aspects of the law and share them with the campus community through relevant events and activities.
  • The Student Government Association serves as the governing body for student organizations on campus, providing a voice for student issues and a communications channel between the student body and the administration. Members learn valuable communication and leadership abilities while practicing citizenship skills and serving a vital role on campus.

Internship & Job Postings