Government and Law includes fields such as lobbying, policy research, military and politics. Hamiltonians in this industry work at places such as the U.S. House of Representatives, Mathematica Policy Research, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and more.

Scroll through the blog posts and stories below to learn more about Hamilton student and alumni experiences in this industry. Finally, meet with your career advisor and explore the Career Center curriculum to learn how to network with alumni to discuss your interests and learn more about their work.

Federal Resume Guide

Federal agency resumes may differ slightly between agencies. We have put together Federal Resume Guide for students to use to guide them through writing this type of resume. 

Government & Law Blog

  • Katie McKeon Curran graduated from Hamilton in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree BA in Government, as well as and from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2009, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Quinnipiac Health Law Journal. Katie has worked in various professional capacities over the last 15 years, including in roles on Capitol Hill, in a state judicial branch, and in various non-profit agencies. Katie is a licensed attorney and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Connecticut Institute For Communities, Inc., a Danbury, CT based non-profit based in Danbury, CT. Katie resides in Connecticut with her husband and two young children.

  • Laura Engelhardt graduated from Hamilton College in 1995 with a double major in German and Theater. After spending several years in Germany, she graduated from Stanford Law School in 1997. Since then she has worked at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Skadden Arps, and spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs. She currently works as the President for Neutrality Now, an arbitration provider. She recently published her first book, Sirens Unbound.

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