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

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

Office hours 

Appointments can be scheduled in Handshake for Mon–Fri.


 

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Top Job Functions

Class of 2019 Top Job Functions in Government, International Affairs, Law, & Public Policy
40.63%
Legal
12.50%
Research
12.50%
Education / Teaching / Training
9.38%
Writing / Editing
6.25%
Political Organizing / Lobbying
18.78%
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 2019 graduates