Mills MPP students have access to the resources and personal support of the MPP staff and faculty, along with the Mills Career Services team.
As a Mills MPP student, you are encouraged to begin working on a career development plan from the moment you enter the program, when we ask you to reflect on and articulate your career goals. In subsequent stages of the career-planning process, you will have opportunities to research the skills needed for desired employment, identify your own skill set and skill gap (as something to work on in the program), create a resume, and build a cover letter that speaks to your strengths and is aligned with your goals. You will be invited to practice your interviewing skills, to hone your job search strategies, and to attend events relevant to careers in the field.
Mills MPP students interested in federal employment are eligible for nomination to the Presidential Management Fellowship program. These fellowships include placement in a two-year, paid full-time position with a federal agency with accelerated promotion potential.