Career Resources


Finding Your Career Focus 
Skills and competencies used in public service careers
Identify Your Skills Using Peak Experience

Job and Internship Search Materials

Resume writing tips and sample
Sample resume 
Sample Skills Profiles
Webinar: Tailoring Your Resume (30 minutes)

Cover Letter Writing Tips and Sample
Sample cover letter
Webinar: Writing Compelling Cover Letters (20 minutes)

Sample annotated reference sheet
Designing and using a professional portfolio 


Thoughts on interviewing skills
Webinar: How to do an informational interview 
Online: Practice your job interviewing skills with InterviewStream

Salary Negotiation

Negotiating salary and benefits in public service careers
MN Council of Nonprofits Salary Survey (password protected - see Career & Professional Development for password)

International Careers

  • Discover career opportunities around the world and find out how to secure them through the Going Global service on GoldPASS.
  • Visit the Humphrey School’s Global Notes for international job opportunities, career resources, events, and more.

Resources for International Students

Office of Career & Professional Development

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
280 Humphrey School
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Sook Jin Ong
Career Services was one of the most valuable parts of my Humphrey experience. Advisors worked with me to identify opportunities that were a great fit.
Sook Jin Ong, MPP '14