SPP Career Week - January 22-25, 2024

School of Public Policy invites you to Career Week 2024. Events this year are meant to inspire SPP students to think more about how their careers can change the world.

Monday, January 22 at 3 pm

What Can I Do With My SPP Degree?

This event will explore the diverse career paths and opportunities available to individuals with a background in economics, political science, public policy, and sociology. Attendees will gain insights into how their education can be applied in various sectors, including government, non-profit organizations, research institutions, and more.

Tuesday, January 23 at noon

Economics Luncheon
Alumni Center, Willamette Room

Tuesday, January 23 at 4 pm

Panel: Women in Policy-Special Districts

Through insightful discussions, shared experiences, and engaging dialogue, we aim to shed light on the pivotal roles women play in driving effective governance and innovation within special districts. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired and gain deeper insights into the impact of women's leadership in policy formulation within specialized sectors.

Thursday, January 25 at noon

SPP Graduate School Information Session

Join us for an illuminating session designed to provide a comprehensive overview of our esteemed School of Public Policy's graduate programs. This information session offers prospective students a valuable opportunity to explore our diverse range of academic offerings, unique curriculum, and the numerous avenues available for personal and professional growth within the field of public policy. Our faculty and staff will guide you through the application process, discuss program highlights, and share insights into the rewarding careers our graduates pursue. Whether you're passionate about shaping policy, driving change, or seeking a deeper understanding of societal issues, this session will equip you with invaluable knowledge about our graduate programs and the endless possibilities they offer for your future in public policy. beav.es/qug

Thursday, January 25 at 4 pm

Ask Alumni: Careers in Public Service


For questions or accommodations related to a disability, contact Michelle Strowbridge, Assistant Director of Career Services at michelle.maller@oregonstate.edu

Get Going With Handshake

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As an Oregon State student, you are automatically given a Handshake profile; all you have to do is fill out your experience and interests and it will recommend jobs for you. Plus, if you make your profile public, employers can contact you directly.

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Career resources for specific majors

Download these PDFs for major-specific information about internships, skills, hot jobs, professional organizations and sample degree options.


Political Science

Public Policy


Michelle Strowbridge

College of Liberal Arts Career Advising & Appointments;

Michelle Strowbridge, M.S. | Assistant Director of Career Development

Bexell Hall 204 | 541-740-3573 | Michelle.Maller@oregonstate.edu

Virtual Drop-In Hours on Microsoft Teams

In-person, Zoom, or phone appointments can be scheduled through Handshake.

For 24/7 resources, visit the OSU Career Development Center 

For additional resources, visit OSU Alumni Association Career Engagement