Career Resources

Put Your Public Affairs Degree to Work

As an SU Public Affairs graduate, you will be well positioned for jobs in public service, government, and nonprofit and for profit organizations.  Recent Public Affairs graduates enjoy careers as: 

  • Government Relations Specialist, Seattle and King County
  • Communications Director and Policy Aide, King County Council Member
  • Equity and Environment Program Coordinator
  • Program and Communications Coordinator, Citizen University
  • Program Coordinator, Oregon Business Plan
  • FEMA Corps Member/Disaster Survivor Assistance Specialist
  • Executive Director, Seattle Nonbinary Collective
  • Development Associate, The Humane Society for Tacoma
  • Mobility Program Manager, Hopelink
  • Marketing Coordinator, Accolade
  • Development Director, Seattle CityClub
  • Legal Assistant, Housing Justice Project at King County Bar Associate
  • Government and Community Relations Specialist at Vulcan Inc.
  • Operations Coordinator, Everytown for Gun Safety
  • Program Analyst, Abt Associates
  • Health IT Program Manager, Maryland Department of Health
  • Public Relations Specialist, Amazon Music
  • Development Associate, ACLU of Oregon
  • Civic Engagement Specialist, University of Washington
  • Brand Stewardship and Impact, REI
  • Community Outreach Specialist, Sound Transit
  • Anti-Trafficking and Immigration Specialist, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
  • Account Coordinator, Image Source
  • Human Resources Generalist, Alaska Airlines
  • Policy Advisor, King County Council Member
  • Transportation Planner, Los Angeles Metro
  • Public and Government Affairs Manager, Snohomish Health District

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Seattle University Resources

Redhawk Landing

A mentorship tool offered to Seattle University students and alumni, Redhawk Landing offers Alumni the opportunity to serve as mentors for students and other alumni as well as be mentored themselves.