The Office of Career Services is here to help you get great jobs and internships.

We encourage you to visit with an advisor regularly. We will get to know you, and we can make specific suggestions for your career and connect you with employers and alumni.

We are committed to offering individually tailored advising, and the more you visit our office and take advantage of our resources, the more productive your career search will be. We can :

  • help you with general career planning and networking
  • guide your internship and job search
  • review your resume and cover letters.


93% of our graduates are settled in jobs, further education, etc after 6 months.



We use the Handshake app to manage appointments, list job and internship opportunities and more.



Our team's sole function is to help you find success.


Individualized Career Advising

Donna Dyer, Director of Career Services, is on hand to review resumes and provide suggestions on targeting specific employers. 

Overview of Services

1-on-1 Career Advising

We are experts at individual advising and coaching to help you achieve your career goals. We will work with you to develop a plan, make connections, write great resumes and cover letters, and negotiate your job offers. The small size of the program allows us to dedicate plenty of time to student advising.

Professional Development Boot Camps and Workshop Series

Brush up on your professional skills and jump-start your internship search.

Career and Professional Development course & workshop series

This course will help you gain the skills to chart your career path.

Networking Opportunities

  • Alumni Connections 
  • Practice Interviews (Often with Sanford alumni!)
  • Winter Career Forum with dozens of speakers
  • Virtual Career Fairs
  • Employer Information Sessions
  • NC Networking Opportunities

Job/Internship Database & Resources

Browse, read former student internship evaluations, conduct a targeted search, and connect.


We can help fund an unpaid internship or a professional development opportunity, such as an interview or conference.


We have a series of handouts on topics including resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing, negotiating, and careers in specific sectors.



MPP First Positions by Topic Area, 2015-2019

Bar graph. Most popular health, research, security & foreign policy. Least popular: philanthropy & human rights



MPP First Positions by Sector, 2015-2019

Chart showing types of positions MPP students pursue. Private, federal government and domestic nonprofit most popular.

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