Job Placement

TJPPP Gives You the Skills You Need to be Successful

The Thomas Jefferson Program prepares students to excel in policy positions that require superior analytical and quantitative skills.  Currently there exists a strong and growing market demand for the quantitative skills that are an important part of the core at the Thomas Jefferson Program. While much of this demand comes from various levels of government, there is also a strong demand for public policy master's students in the private sector. Thomas Jefferson students distinguish themselves in this market by completing a curriculum that is both rigorous and highly practicable.  

Additionally, many large regulated firms (e.g., financial institutions, public utilities, pharmaceuticals, and firms in the transportation and communication sectors) have divisions that require the skills of a public policy analyst. Consulting firms and the non-profit sector are two other major employment opportunities commonly open to public policy analysts.

William and Mary's locational advantages (proximity to Washington, D.C., Richmond, Norfolk and several medium-size cities) contribute to our effectiveness in placing graduate students into internships and creating a network for future employment.  Students at the Jefferson Program have access to hundreds of William & Mary alumni in the surrounding area who can also serve as resources for career advice and mentoring.  Because of our outstanding alumni, the William & Mary name carries great prestige and recognition in the region.  

Jobs of Recent TJPPP Students