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Connect. Explore. Advance Your Career.

Your career path is a journey. The Office of Career Advancement (OCA) will support you, wherever you are on your path.

From setting goals to negotiating a job offer, OCA is your partner as you move through HKS to your next professional opportunity. Together with HKS faculty members, staff, alumni, research center affiliates and most of all your classmates, we help you “ask what you can do” to pursue a career that makes a difference in the world.

    Kim Bright MC/MPA 2017
    Alumni Perspective

    OCA knows their stuff, and they have so many offerings. The alumni directory is a great resource, and employers come to us because they know the quality they’ll be getting. I have options, so I can be thoughtful about my next steps.

    Kim Bright MC/MPA 2017

    One-to-one career coaching is the cornerstone of our work with you. This includes:

    • Setting goals
    • Mapping the landscape of possibility
    • Designing and carrying out your strategy
    • Polishing your presentation skills
    • Identifying resources and opportunities
    • Taking concrete steps to get you where you want to go

    Read our recent employment report

    Our graduates embark on a range of career paths. The 2016 employment overview provides just a snapshot of how our MPP, MPA/ID, MPA and MC/MPA graduates are engaging in public service and making a difference around the world. 

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