Employment Outcomes

At Batten, we prepare ethical, enlightened policy leaders to turn their passions into action. Our Career Services team is committed to helping students build the professional foundation they need to become the purpose-driven leaders the world demands. We encour-age students to seek meaningful career experiences, and we connect them with opportunities reflective of their skills and aspirations, whether at the local, state, federal, or international level. 

With a holistic approach that includes resume reviews, career events, mock interviews, career coaching, and offer-negotiation assistance, we provide comprehen-sive services that empower students to confidently pursue their career goals. We are likewise actively engaged on the other side of the process — working hand-in-hand with employers to facilitate partnerships and meaningful networking opportunities.

“My Batten experience — and the staff and professors with whom I studied and worked — all helped me to better define my interests and decide exactly what it was that I wanted to do.”

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A Launchpad for Leaders

Graduates of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy are in high demand. They’re recruited aggressively by government agencies, from the intelligence community to Congress, public interest groups and NGOs, and by private-sector employers from consulting firms to global investment agencies. Whether pursuing a fellowship overseas or influencing federal legislation on Capitol Hill, our graduates boast an exceptionally high — and diverse — rate of employment. Students emerge from the Batten School as purpose-driven leaders with relentless curiosity and an unwavering commitment to solving society’s most pressing problems.

Whether I am conducting qualitative or quantitative analysis, using my knowledge of the policy-making process, or working in fast-paced team settings, I use the skillsets I gained at Batten on a daily basis.


Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy & Leadership

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Class of 2018 Employment

98% of BA Graduates secured a position within six months of graduation.



Locations for BA

Class of 2018 Sample Employers

  • Accenture
  • Berkeley Research Group
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Credit Suisse Group
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Major League Baseball
  • Third Bridge
  • TSI Healthcare
  • Upturn
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Navy

Master of Public Policy

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Class of 2018 Employment Numbers

98% of MPP Graduates secured a position within six months of graduation.

Sample locations for MPP

Class of 2018 Sample Employers

  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Charlottesville Climate Collaborative
  • United Nations
  • World Food Programme
  • DAI Global
  • Deloitte
  • Capco
  • Mastercard
  • North Carolina General Assembly Teach for America
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • U.S. Senate

Batten gave me both the skills and confidence to readily jump into the world of government. From analyses, to presentations, to everyday communications — I felt prepared to work with new colleagues, elected officials, and agency leaders alike.