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Institute for Public Policy Studies


Student Resources


Public Policy graduates go to great things! Alumni have gone on to pursue opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. They work for government, non-profit organizations and private business. The following is a small sample of employment positions that IPPS graduates have held in recent years:

Government and Politics:

  • Senior Policy Analyst, US Senate Budget Committee
  • Budget Analyst, State of Colorado, Office of the Governor, Office of State Planning and Budgeting
  • Legislative Assistant, US Senator
  • Natural Resource Specialist, Department of Planning and Environmental Protection, Air Quality Division
  • Senior Project Advisor, USAID Development Information Systems
  • Portfolio Management Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Legislative Auditor, State of Colorado, Office of the State Auditor
  • Analyst, U.S. GAO, International Affairs and Trade


  • Director of Health Systems Change, Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved
  • Deputy Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Management
  • Managing Director, STEPP Foundation
  • Policy Analyst, ASI
  • Senior Data Analyst, Consortium on Chicago Schools
  • Policy Associate, National Conference of State Legislators
  • Research Analyst, Bighorn Center for Public Policy
  • Director of Public Affairs, The Children's Hospital

Law (some IPPS graduates later earn their JD degree):

  • Magistrate, Denver County Court
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney, Denver District Attorney s Office
  • Deputy District Attorney, Eighth Judicial District
  • Partner, Katan Associates
  • Legal Historian, University of Colorado


  • Civic and Political Engagement Consultant, Xcel Energy
  • Senior Financial Analyst, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Director, Government Relations, San Diego Regional Economic Development
  • International Financial Statistician, Standard and Poors Compustat
  • Managing Director, Rugledge Capital
  • President, Ortho Med Inc.
  • Marketing and Project Coordinator, Octel / Starreon Corporation
  • Senior Business Analyst, Sloans Lake Managed Care
  • Senior Public Policy Analyst, Lilly Pharmaceutical
  • Partner and Policy Consultant, The Capstone Group