Government, International Affairs, Law, & Public Policy

Government, International Affairs, Law, & Public Policy

Green Hall 439A
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-2881
np100@wellesley.edu
mcrowle2@wellesley.edu

Welcome to the Government, International Affairs, Law, and Public Policy career advising page! 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 these industries. Careers in these areas 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. These industries 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.

Students and alumnae are encouraged to get started by exploring the resources below and scheduling an appointment in Handshake to meet with Nicole Park (Career Advisor for Government, Law, and Public Policy) or Marisa Crowley (Career Advisor for International Affairs).


 

 

International Affairs Resources

A career in international affairs can be fueled by a passion to travel and a desire to learn about our global environment, effectuate change, and make a difference in the world. Learn more about this field and applications through the resources below.

Government, International Affairs, Law

Green Hall 439A
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel 781-283-2881
np100@wellesley.edu
mcrowle2@wellesley.edu

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


 

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Top Job Functions

Class of 2021 Top Job Functions in Government, International Affairs, Law, & Public Policy
52.17%
Legal
26.09%
Research
4.35%
Community & Social Services
4.35%
Administration
4.35%
Education / Teaching / Training
4.35%
Fundraising & Event Management
4.35%
Other

Law School Acceptance Rate

83%
83% of Wellesley applicants are accepted to at least one law school (based on 5-year data from 2015–2020)
* Highlighted outcomes from 2021 graduates
Sep 29, 2022

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship - direct application deadline

Eligible: seniors or graduates who are U.S. citizens, applying to U.S. graduate programs to start in 2023-24.

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

*Did you know?...

McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill (rising seniors & graduates)

Kate Dailinger
Kate Dailinger

The McCall MacBain Scholarships seek to bring together exceptional students from around the world who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles. McCall MacBain Scholars connect with mentors and participate in an interdisciplinary leadership program while pursuing a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University! (Campus deadline typically in August.)

“Often women and children are used to build the pathos to justify certain decisions, and I thought it was crazy to look around the table at who is making the decisions and [see that] those people are not represented at all.”

JoAnn Jung ’20

This story was originally published on April 17, 2020 as a Wellesley Spotlight.

 

“The Rangel fellowship is a dream come true. I’m able to study what most interests me with a wonderful job waiting for me at the end of it.”