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Career & Professional Development

Graduates of the MPP program make important contributions in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors while being leaders in their communities.  The MPP faculty and staff are here to help you obtain great jobs and meaningful internships.  The small class size within the program allows us to get to know you so we can make specific suggestions regarding your career as well as help you connect with employers and alumni.

Register with the Career and Professional Development Center.

University of Utah's Career and Professional Development Center provides free services such as career counseling, on-campus interviews, job postings, resume referrals, and internship application assistance.

 Meet with your Career Advisor

The MPP has its own Career and Professional Development advisor, Carmen Gold, to help students with: 

General career planning, networking, resume and cover letter writing, internship and job search, and prepping for interviews.

 Carmen Gold Career Coach photo

To schedule an appointment with Carmen visit the Ucareerpath portal at

Finding an Internship

Frequently, MPP students find internships by approaching places they would like to work and explaining what they can do for the organization.  

Other on-campus organizations that provide internships for MPP students are:

Hinkley Institute of Politics Internships 

Kem Gardner Policy Institute 

Sorenson Impact Center

Employment Opportunities

Employers and alumni frequently reach out to us wanting to connect with MPP students or share job opportunities. Stay informed about current job positions by joining our monthly student or alumni newsletter.





Begin your Job Search 





Last Updated: 2/16/18