Professional Development

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Pre-Professional Opportunities

Through internships, research, experiential learning and study abroad opportunities, you will enrich your classroom experience while preparing for a career that promotes a just and humane world. 

  • Gain pre-professional experience while completing a Public Affairs Internship 

  • Engage with the global classroom where you will develop knowledge of diverse cultures while viewing your own culture through a new lens

  • Broaden your experience through fellowships and undergraduate research

  • Connect with resources to aid in your career planning and job search

  • Explore options for graduate education and learn about schools chosen by recent SU Public Affairs graduates 

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Pathways to Professional Formation

The College of Arts and Sciences is further investing in your professional formation with the creation of the Pathways to Professional Formation initiative. Dedicated to supporting you in your lifetime journey of professional and personal discovery, Pathways to Professional Formation strengthens existing professional formation programs and develops new opportunities. For more information and a schedule of upcoming Formation Events, visit Pathways to Professional Formation.

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Contact Us

Tanya Hayes, PhD

Associate Professor and Director Casey 210-05


Kimberly Gawlik, JD

Senior Administrative Assistant Casey 210



2021-2022 PUBA Naef Scholars

The Naef Scholarship Program provides support and enrichment for upper-level undergraduate students of Seattle University who demonstrate commitment to social justice leadership in their communities. The following students are PUBA majors and Naef Scholars: 

  • Isabel Gilbertson, Senior
  • Madeleine Magana, Junior
  • Emily Nielsen, Senior