Public Policy and Administration Major Skills List

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Here's a list of the skills that employers seek when hiring Public Policy and Administration majors. Skills vary by job, so also review these skills lists for a variety of different occupations.

Highlight the skills you acquired during your studies, internships and jobs held during college in your cover letters, resume and job applications.

 Public Policy and Administration Major Skills List

A - D

  • Analyzing Expenditures for Governmental Programs
  • Analyzing Public Policy Issues
  • Applying Management Models to Different Situations  in the Public Sector
  • Assessing the Needs of Demographic Groups for Public Programs
  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Programs
  • Attention to Detail
  • Budgeting
  • Collaboration
  • Conducting Legal Analyses
  • Conducting Quantitative Research About Social Or Economic Issues 
  • Constructing Statements of Financial Position
  • Creating Charts and Graphs to Represent Research Findings
  • Creating Statements of Cash Flows
  • Critical Thinking
  • Debating Public Affairs Issues

E - M

  • Editing 
  • Evaluating Current Governmental Policies
  • Evidence Based Decision Making
  • Facilitating Group Discussions
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising Strategies for Non Profit Organization
  • Gathering Information from Government Sources
  • Identifying Best Practices in Public Sector Management
  • Identifying Key Trends in Public Administration
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Managing Technology Within Governmental and Non Profit Organizations
  • Mathematical
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word

N - R

  • Organizational
  • Persistence
  • PowerPoint 
  • Presentation
  • Prioritizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Producing Financial Statements of Activities
  • Project Management
  • Promoting Services to the Public
  • Proofreading
  • Proposing  Bond Offerings
  • Proposing Legislation to Address Public Sector Problems
  • Proposing Tax Policies
  • Recommending Solutions for Problems Raised in Case Studies

S - Z

  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Statistical
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategies for Developing Human Resources in the Public Sector
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Verbal Communication
  • Working Independently
  • Writing Policy Papers
  • Writing Research Papers

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