The ENPG community meets the needs of students and alumni interested in serving the public in various roles and settings including both k-12 and higher education, public service, social service, community agencies, museums, and professional organizations. One common tie that these industries have is the desire to work with people and provide services to the public.
Members of this community have a wide range of interests that include helping and advocating for others, often for underrepresented populations, educating children and adults, solving societal issues, creating policy and serving in government roles. The goal that these industries work toward is not profit driven, but rather to serve others, or work for a particular cause.
Meet with an advisor to begin designing a career development framework for charting your own pathway of investigation and exploration in various areas of Education, Government, and Non-profits. Make connections about how your skills, interests, strengths, and passions can fit into these industries—there are so many possibilities!
Meet the ENPG Career Community Team
Industries & Career Areas
Career areas for students and alumni in this community include these categories:
Resume and Job Search Resources
Industry Tip Sheets
Valuable resources for modern day
teachers, school counselors, school administrators and
Resume Samples and Guides
Job Search & Exploration
Federal, Local, Municipal, County and City Employment Resources
As a student or recent graduate, you could be eligible for federal internships and job opportunities through the Pathways Program. There are three different paths for you: Internship Program, Recent Graduates Program, Presidential Management Fellows. Find more information here.
- USAJobs.gov is the Federal Government’s official source for federal job listings, job applications, and employment information. Not all jobs may be listed on USAJobs, so it is advisable to also check agency websites.
- Opm.gov Office of Personnel Management- learn more about security clearances, veterans’ preference, student loan repayment assistance and more, as well as to stay up-to-date on the latest hiring trends and reforms.
- GoGovernment.org is for students interested in working for the federal government and provides application tips, federal resume writing tips, the application process, benefits of working for the government, pay information, listing of government agencies and more.
- FAQs on working for the government This section answers some frequently asked questions about government work and workers—including what they do, where their jobs are, what kind of education they need to get started, and how much they earn.
Federal Government Resumes: Best Practices
Local and Municipal Employment:
- State of Illinois employment - Work.Illinois.gov and Illinois.gov/employment/
- For more information on municipal occupations and job postings in the state of Illinois go to the Illinois City/County Managers Association IAMMA.org and the Illinois Association of Municipal Management ILCMA.org
- For national information on Public Administration occupations go to the American Society for Public Administration ASPAnet.org
County (Cook and Collar Counties) Employment:
City of Chicago Employment:
General Sites for Jobs:
Below is a short list of student organizations you may wish to explore or join. Browse a complete list of DePaul student organizations by logging into OrgSync.
DePaul University Student Counseling Organization
Circle K DePaul
DePaul Community Service Association (DCSA)
Leading Imaginations & Fun Education (LIFE)