Government, International Affairs, Law

Government, International Affairs, Law

Green Hall 439A
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-2881

Welcome to the Government, Law, and International Affairs Career Community! 

Wellesley’s rigorous, liberal arts curriculum prepares students and alumnae to make a difference in the world. This curriculum equips students and alumnae with a skill set that is especially relevant in the government, law, and international affairs industries. Careers in this community require that individuals understand historical context, exhibit critical thinking, and display passion for service — whether it be in an NGO, a think tank, government agency, or the private sector.  

The industries in this community include, but are not limited to, the following: 

Government (Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies)

• Think Tanks;
• Political Campaigns;
• Public Policy;
• International Affairs (NGO’s, International Development, Development Consultancies)
• and Law (Public Interest and Private Practice)

Our industry-focused, career community model allows access to both industry knowledge, and a community of students and alumnae with shared interests and experiences. This community includes industries that have an incredible amount of overlap with one another – government, law, and international affairs are often intertwined. For example, a student exploring a career in law may contemplate a career in international development or the Foreign Service. Given the overlap, it is important to define your personal interests and explore how they align with careers in this space to identify what fulfills you most. 

As the advisor in this space, I encourage you to explore what fulfills you, leverage our services when you need them, strengthen your network by connecting with your peers, and take the time to determine what part you would like to play within this community while at Wellesley and as a professional down the line.  I look forward to working with you!

Government, International Affairs, Law

Green Hall 439A
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-2881

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled for Monday – Friday.
To make an appointment visit Handshake.

Pop-up advising hours 

Spring 2018
Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Campus Center information booth

Top Job Functions

Class of 2017 Top Job Functions in the Government, International Affairs, and Law Community
Political Organizing / Lobbying
Community & Social Services
Education / Teaching / Training
Information Technology

Law School Acceptance Rate

93% of Wellesley applicants were accepted to law school in 2016
What they studied Where they work or attend graduate school What they do
Economics Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab J-PAL Research Associate
History, Russian Blue Origin Government Relations Specialist
Psychology Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP Legal Assistant
Internatnl Relations-Pols Sci Covington and Burling LLP Paralegal
Political Science, Women's & Gender Studies Cuti Hecker Wang LLP Paralegal
Economics Debevoise & Plimpton Litigation Legal Assistant
Internatnl Relations-Pols Sci Falcon and Associates Associate at Dubai Business Internships
Economics Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Assistant
Economics Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Associate Economist
Internatnl Relations-Pols Sci Johns Hopkins University Masters Student, International Relations
Political Science, Women's & Gender Studies Lerner & Holmes, PC Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Political Science Massachusetts Attorney General's Office Gaming Enforcement Division
Political Science Massachusetts State House Constituent Services Director
Cognitive&Linguistic Sciences New York County District Attorney's Office Paralegal
Neuroscience, Women's & Gender Studies Planned Parenthood Federation of America Patient Advocacy Intern
Spanish ProBAR Children's Project Paralegal
Philosophy Savitz Law Offices, P.C. Immigration Paralegal
Biological Sciences, French Tarlow Breed Hart & Rodgers Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Economics, Psychology The Brookings Institution Research Assistant
Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science U.S. Army and Army Reserve Military Intelligence Officer
Women's & Gender Studies U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer
Internatnl Relations-Pols Sci U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono Staff Assistant
History University of Chicago Law Student
English University of Edinburgh Masters Student, Global Environment, Politics & Society
Architecture, Environmental Studies University of Pennsylvania Masters Student, City Planning
Sociology US Food and Drug Administration Contractor
Art History, English Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Corporate Paralegal
English, Political Science White & Case LLP Legal assistant
* Highlighted outcomes from 2017 graduates

“Wellesley gave me confidence, support, advice, interview practice, and guidance in how I define myself professionally.”

Upcoming Event

Slater International Presents Immigration Attorney Visit (Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT).

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 5:00 pm -
7:00 pm EDT

Slater International Center, Slater, Wellesley, MA, USA

Shared on behalf of Slater International Center. Please direct questions to Leanne Dolat

Join Slater International for our second Immigration Attorney Visit! Topics of discussion include:

Unlawful presence and how it relates to F-1 and J-1 students
Knowing your rights when stopped by police/ICE as a documented, dacamented, and undocumented/mixed status family
H-1B, TN, and L visa category basics, and/or TPS

Upcoming Event

Schwarzman Scholars Program - official campus visit! (Thursday, April 18th 2019, 11:20 am - 12:20 pm EDT).

Thursday, April 18th 2019, 11:20 am -
12:20 pm EDT

Founders Hall, 317, Wellesley, MA, USA

No matter what your class year, don't miss this special opportunity to hear all about the exciting Schwarzman Scholars Program from Julia Cunico Gardner, one of the program's selection officers!

Upcoming Event

Setting Your Course - Networking, Balance, & Community-Building (Thursday, April 4th 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT).

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 6:00 pm -
9:00 pm EDT

Pendleton Hall East, Atrium, Wellesley, MA, USA

This event is part 3 of the 4-part Setting Your Course series, designed to help you prepare for life after Wellesley.

Within this session, we will focus on work-life balance. The first portion of the evening will address self-care and community-building as integral components of your post-graduation well-being. Afterward, we will shift to a networking event with recent alumnae, allowing for discussions of what work-life balance may look like after Wellesley.


Upcoming Event

Webinar: Women of Color in International Affairs featuring Mieke Eoyang '95 (Thursday, March 28th 2019, 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT).

Thursday, March 28th 2019, 9:30 am -
11:00 am EDT

Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Shared on behalf of CSIS. Wellesley Career Education is not involved in the planning or execution of this event.

Live-streamed Webinar:

Perspectives: Women of Color in International Affairs
Thursday, March 28, 2019 9:30 am - 11:00 am EST

Upcoming Event

Awkward Lunch Bunch (Friday, April 5th 2019, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm EDT).

Friday, April 5th 2019, 12:45 pm -
1:45 pm EDT

Treehouse (Lulu 4th floor)

Not good at small talk? Feel awkward or out of place at networking events? How about knowing which utensils to use at that stuffy formal dinner you were invited to? The Awkward Lunch Bunch is a casual monthly meet up to practice for all of life's professional awkward moments. We'll discuss*tips and tricks" and most of our time will be spent eating lunch and brushing up on our small talk (aka practicing!) If you are someone who feels awkward in these kinds of professional social settings, come join in with others who feel the same way, and practice!