SSP offers a variety of career resources to students and alumni, several of which are highlighted below.

SSP Alumni Mentor Program

The SSP Alumni Mentor Program helps current students cultivate a network of contacts in the professional security community by pairing current students with alumni in their security subfield or organization of interest. Find out more about the alumni mentor program here.

SFS Graduate Career Center

The SFS Graduate Career Center (GCC) is a career center devoted to graduate students and alumni in the SFS, along with select programs in the Government Department. The GCC staff is well-versed in the nuances of searching for jobs in the security field and offers walk-in hours and one-on-one advising appointments to help you:

  • Develop a personal career plan
  • Strategize your job search
  • Review your resume and cover letter
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Evaluate a job offer
  • Negotiate salary

GCC maintains a password-protected database of current job and internship opportunities and regularly hosts top employers on campus to meet with students. They also offer numerous skills workshops throughout the semester on topics like successfully navigating career fairs and leveraging your LinkedIn.

Outside Resources

Students in the Security Studies Program also have access to resources offered in the Cawley Career Education Center in the Leavey Center, such as skills workshops, career fairs, and an extensive resource library. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences also plan to launch a broader Graduate Career Center in the coming term.