Serve the Public Good
Are you driven to improve your community? You’re not alone.
The numbers don’t lie when it comes to the amount of people who work in areas of Law + Government. Over 22 million people, or 16.7% of the U.S. workforce, work in federal, state, and local governments, over 1.3 million lawyers practice within the United States, and close to 300,000 individuals work as paralegals or legal assistants.
With so many people working together to build society at its core, opportunities are prime for Gauchos looking to make a difference. Careers in Law + Government share some similarities and a few key differences--learn how you can join the movement of public servants and prepare yourself for a successful future.
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Explore Grad School: FBI and CIA
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How Much Will Graduate School Help?
Though an undergraduate degree will satisfy the educational requirement for most positions in the FBI and CIA, some positions may require advanced degrees. In these instances, it can be beneficial to obtain an advanced degree prior to applying to the FBI or CIA. We encourage you to do further research to understand the impact that graduate school may or may not have on your specific career goals.
If you decide to pursue further education, we encourage you to also pursue internship positions within the agency of your choice. When preparing for a career in the FBI or CIA, it is always best to plan ahead, at every step along the journey.
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