What Are Career Communities?

Career Communities are based around career interests rather than majors which allows you to explore a variety of career paths and receive tailored experiences during your studies at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. In addition to a dedicated Career Consultant and tailored weekly newsletters, each community offers a series of professional development events and employer engagement opportunities throughout the year.

This career community encompasses a wide range of professional interests and industries primarily in the private sector. O’Neill students may find themselves looking to lead for the greater good within a corporation as human resource professionals, managers, financial analysts, hospital administrators, consultants, and many other possibilities. The BAM Career Community is for you if you want to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors, manage people or teams, excel in sales or marketing, or use your analytical skills to maximize profitability and improve processes.
Art organizations, government agencies, and the artists themselves play a vital role in developing cultural identity and contributing to economic vibrancy. Top skills needed for this field are, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, creativity, and passion for the arts. Careers include, but are not limited to: administrators, fundraisers, writers, performers, designers, managers, and curators.
This community is for you if you want to use your critical thinking and problem-solving skills to develop innovative solutions in energy, environment, and sustainability. Areas of interest include: community organizers, policy analysts, environmental scientists, urban planners, business leaders, activists, conservationists, consultants and many more.
You could use policy in government departments, agencies, and councils at the local, state, and federal levels to address issues including public health and safety, education, infrastructure, defense, security and intelligence, foreign affairs, budgeting, social justice, community services, and humanitarian aid. Roles in this industry could lead to positions as public officials and professionals who set policy in motion to solve public problems.You might be interested in a career that seeks to empower people and their communities, ensuring that they have the services and representation they need. Your aim may be to serve organizations that support children/family services, faith-based services, educational advancement, health services, economic development, or cultural education, such as museums and cultural centers.