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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.

    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

    Our graduates embark on a range of career paths in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. The Class of 2018 Employment Snapshot provides a glimpse of how our MPP, MPA/ID, MPA, and MC/MPA graduates are engaging in public service and making a difference around the world.