Government, Law, & Public Policy

About the Community

An industry is a group of organizations or companies that produce particular goods or services. There are many job roles or functions roles that exist within each industry.  Our career industry communities connect you to tailored resources and programs to effectively explore job roles/functions, cultivate professional skills, build relationships with alumni and employers, and identify and apply for opportunities in specific fields of interest. 

This community is dedicated to information and resources on Government, Law and Public Policy.  In these industries are careers that involve governing a town, city, state or nation, by creating and establishing principles of action, funding priorities and developing and maintaining the systems of rules in which society uses to regulate the actions of its members.

Sample Job Roles/Functions

Here are some job roles/functions that are a part of Government, Law and Public Policy industries.  As you continue to explore, you’ll find many more.

  • Budget Specialist
  • City Manager
  • Community Relations Manager
  • Crime Scene Investigator 
  • Diplomat
  • Lawyer/Paralegal
  • Legislative Aide
  • Policy Research Assistant
  • Private Investigator
  • Private Security Consultant
  • Program or Policy Analyst
  • Regulatory Inspector

Related majors at Rutgers-Newark

Below you will find a list of majors at Rutgers-Newark that will provide you with academic knowledge related to this industry:

While recruiting timelines may vary from employer to employer, it’s helpful to know when the top recruiting times are for your industry. Take a look at the timeline below to help you learn when to prepare for your job search, and click on the timeline to learn more!

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Community Builders

Our innovative program offers enhanced visibility for recruiters through direct engagement with our students and/or contributions. Levels of sponsorship are defined by a total touch point/dollar value. For more information about the Community Builders Sponsorship Program, please contact careers@newark.rutgers.edu.