Career Guide

Public Sector

Public sector employees handle a variety of responsibilities that are vital to society’s stability. Challenges include keeping law and order, promoting trade, developing urban areas, solving energy crises, and many more.

Some governments only offer direct, full time employment to citizens of their country, while others may employ foreign nationals with specific skill sets. Entrance processes into the public sector can be highly structured and involve extended examinations; review the requirements for your desired employer before proceeding.

Pro Tip:

Public service positions can be highly competitive. An internship in a government office will allow you to develop connections and skills, improving your chance of securing employment after graduation.

Skill Sets & Experience

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

  • Understanding of policy processes

  • Functional expertise in areas such as economics, law, communications, or social issues

  • Critical thinking

  • Language proficiency (particularly in all recognized languages of the state)

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Quantitative analysis

  • Program management