Government and Social Services

Career Interest Cluster

Government and Social Services careers involve serving individuals and communities locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Occupations within the government and social services cluster incorporate knowledge of society and people.


Industries in the Government and Social Services Cluster include:

  • Advocacy
  • Community Organizations
  • Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Government
  • International Development/Humanitarian
  • Law
  • Military
  • Ministry
  • Public Policy
  • Social Justice

Explore the Government and Social Services Career Interest Cluster

There are many websites where you can explore careers. Links to start with are listed below. These resources allow you to learn information about careers such as the nature of the work, education required, pay, job outlook, work environment and related occupations. You can also follow companies and organizations related to your career on social media. LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are good resources for you to learn about companies and keep up on current trends in the career fields you are exploring.

Other ways to explore include taking an assessment, informational interviews, job shadowing, involvement in student organizations, and volunteering

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Career Development Specialist - Government and Social Services, Lauren Van Schepen | | 507-933-7532

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To schedule an appointment with Lauren, log in to Handshake, call 507-933-7575, or stop in to the office - 209 Johnson Student Union.

Specialized Program Faculty Advisor

Pre-Law - Michelle Zehnder Fischer (Political Science);


 Updated 7/29/19 LVS