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Career Field - Government

Career Information & Resources

Career Profiles and Guides

Vault Guides - Insider's information about careers in this area. Features include "Day in the Life" career profiles, employee reviews of careers and companies, and detailed information about key employers in the field. Available through Callisto.

Career Center Collection - Career guides, directories, and other publications related to this career field. Available in the Career Center.

InsideJobs - Provides descriptive profiles, insightful videos, and helpful career information for over 15,000 jobs in 10 different career families.


Federal Careers by Field of Interest

Federal Jobs by College Major (PDF)

Go Government - Provides how-to's of finding the right career and the job application process within the federal government.

US Department of State - Provides information on careers and internships in foreign affairs and introduces you to Cal's Diplomat-in-Residence.

US Federal Government Pathways Program for Recent Graduates

Resources for Applying to Federal Jobs

A-Z Index of Federal Departments and Agencies

USAJobs Information Center - USAJobs is the official job listings site of the federal government. Contains thousands of job and internship listings and federal job application tips.

State and Local (City/County)

Careers in California Government - Provides information on state job classifications, pay/benefits, and how to apply.

State and Local Government on the Net - Directories of state and local government agency websites for all 50 states.

Politics, Political Parties, Legislative Branch (Federal and State)

The following sites provide links to homepages for current senators and representatives.

Military/Armed Forces and Defense

DefenseLink - Opportunities for civilian careers within the Department of Defense.

Military Career Guide Online - Provides "military occupational, training, and career information and is designed for use by students desiring to explore the military world of work."

Student & Professional Organizations

Participating in these groups can be a valuable avenue for learning about an occupation or field. They are an excellent resource for networking, and their websites often have information about careers.

Cal Student Organizations

Student organizations related to this field include:

Other Student Organizations - List of UC Berkeley student organizations registered with Campus Life and Leadership.

Professional Organizations

A few of the major professional organizations include:

To find other professional associations, go to:

Internship Listing Sites

Internship Listing Sites - Websites, programs, and other resources for internships in this career area. For listings specifically for Cal students, visit Callisto - the official Career Center job and internship listing site.

Job Listing Sites

Job Listing Sites - Websites specializing in job listings for this particular career field. For listings specifically for Cal students, visit Callisto - the official Career Center job and internship listing site.

This page contains links to websites not under the control of the University or the Career Center and we are not responsible for their contents. We'd like to hear your comments about these sites; feel free to contact us.

On the recommendation of our counseling staff, the Career Center lists job and career information sites that generally meet the following criteria: are of interest to Cal students, easily navigated, require no fee or registration prior to viewing, and (for job sites) list a significant number of entry-level positions in California. New sites may be submitted for consideration and are typically reviewed on an annual basis. Please indicate the page on our site where you think your link would be appropriate.

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