Law + Government

Serve the Public Good
 

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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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Meet Your Counselor

Maya Hargens

Maya Hargens

Career Counselor / Coordinator

Law + Government

How I Can Help

If you are looking for ways to work with people in the law and/or government realms, I can help you navigate your path. We can discuss whether law school is right for you, how to successfully apply to law school, how to find legal careers that don't require law school, and how to prepare yourself for a career in government. My expertise is rooted in industry insights from pre-law conferences, governmental research, and a proud passion for true crime podcasts and fictional television about FBI and CIA.

Learn more about me

Explore Grad School: FBI and CIA

For complete information on graduate school search strategies and the application process, review our starter tips to Explore Grad School in all careers as well as the specialized tips on this page.

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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