96% percent of graduates secured job offers within 6 months*

Studying public policy means many career options. With many options, we know finding the right fit can be a challenge.

As a Harris student (but to us, you are a job Candidate from day one) and graduate, the Career Development Team will help you refine your career portfolio, provide professional growth opportunities and prepare you for interviews, negotiation, and effective workplace transitions through our Career Readiness Cycle:

Candidate Readiness Cycle

Whether it’s your first job or your next move, whether you’re looking to advance in your current organization or pivot to a new field, the Harris Career Development Office is here for you.

We believe your career path isn’t linear—it’s cyclical. That’s why we’re here through it all, from your years as a student to your life as an alum.

*Based on most recent data from the Harris Public Policy 2020 Career Outcomes Report.

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Sunlight Foundation Fellows Shine Light on How Cities Work

Harris students, Joyce Xie and Wenjia Xie, participated as fellows in the research of the Washington-based Sunlight Foundation. Read about their experiences.