Employment & Internships
As part of the LSU System, students of the Department of Public Administration are encouraged to utilize a plethora of professional development resources at the LSU Olinde Career Center. Located in the Student Union, the Career Center is able to assist with resume development, cover letter writing, and a variety of other services, including workshops on applications to further fields of study such as law school and doctorate programs. It also maintains an online job postings website, Handshake, which provides employers the opportunity to recruit and accept applications specifically from MPA students.
Experiential learning opportunities are an essential part of the MPA curriculum. the Department of Public Administration creates opportunities for students to network with professionals in public service.
More than 850 graduates of the LSU MPA program now dot federal, state, and local governments as well as nonprofit agencies and private organizations.