Department of Public Policy Leadership

University of Mississippi

What can public policy majors do after graduation? Meet a few...

Christine Dickason

Christine Dickason

doctoral student in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University

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John Jenks

John Jenks

Director of Public Policy and Government Relations for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

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Austin Harrison

Austin Harrison

Associate, Squire Patton Boggs

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Gus Maples

Gus Maples

Professional Staff Member, US Senate Committee on Appropriations

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Keveon Taylor

Keveon Taylor

student in the University of Mississippi School of Law

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Keveon Taylor

Gregory Alston

Field Representative and General Counsel, Office of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

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Keveon Taylor

Christian Bonds

Master of Public Policy Student at the College of William & Mary

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Keveon Taylor

Natalie King

Welfare Coordinator Dean of Students Office, St. Edward’s University

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Katherine Sistrunk

Katherine Sistrunk

Master’s Entry into Nursing student (MSN) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland

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Austin Spindler

Austin Spindler

Assistant for Government & Policy Affairs, Transamerica Corporation

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Public Policy Leadership Careers

Our graduates establish such a wide range of careers and become leaders of their organizations because of the core set of skills at the heart of our liberal arts education.

Related careers to public policy leadership include government, law, policy analyst, natural resource manager, legislative researcher, nonprofit and NGO administrator, project development analyst and manager.
These careers illustrate the variety of places our graduates take their skills and talents:

Our graduates are…

  • Senior Associate, KPMG
  • Sr. Operations Manager, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Digital Media Relations Manager, National Restaurant Assoc.
  • Press Secretary, Office of Sen. Roger Wicker,
  • Asst. Deputy Chief for Policy, US Dept of Education
  • Associate Attorney, Baker Botts
  • Exec. Committee, Dem. National Committee
  • Policy Analyst for CFO, Dept of Homeland Security
  • East Coast Communications Manager, Lyft
  • Development & Alumni Relations, Vanderbilt
  • Dir. of Member Services, House Republican Conference
  • Development Facilitator, City of Denton
  • Law Fellow, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Aide-de-Camp, MS Governor’s office
  • Policy Analyst, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

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