The Office of Career & Alumni Services aspires to create a supportive environment that facilitates professional growth by providing job search strategies, individualized guidance, and comprehensive career programming geared towards students securing successful futures through intentional choices.


We help our students find meaningful paths. 94% of 2015 MPA graduates had full-time positions by January 2016.

TSPAcareers is a career management system that allows students and alumni to

The Public Policy Handbook lists internships and fellowships outside of Missouri.

Career Development Resources provides samples, guides, and job resources that will assist you in your internship and job search.

Professional Development

Join us each month for networking events:

  • Food for Thought is a monthly opportunity for small groups of students to network with alumni.
    • Food is provided.
    • RSVP through TSPAcareers. Seating is limited.
  • Exploring the Profession is a monthly panel discussion with public affairs professionals in various fields.
  • Professional Development Workshops are provide on select career topics.

Services by Appointment

  • Email to set up one-on-one consultations for:
    • Resume/cover letter reviews
    • Mock interviews
    • Career or job search plan
    • Connections/introductions to professionals in specific fields