Career Exploration – Careers in Local Government


I Can Do What with my Graduate Degree? Careers in Local Government

Have you wondered how you might leverage skills and knowledge developed while in graduate school to pursue a successful career in local government? Have you every wondered how your graduate degree might be relevant in local government?

Career Pathways, in conjunction with the School of Public Service, hosted two career exploration and career success panels on Friday, October 12th.

CP Career Exploration Local Governments

Panel A:

Moderator: Dr. Ron Carlee (School of Public Service)


  • Nancy Olivo (Director of Human Resources, City of Suffolk)
  • Kenneth Chandler (Deputy City Manager, City of Virginia Beach)
  • Patrick Gregory (Director of Budget and Strategic Planning, City of Norfolk)

Watch the recorded panel discussion:

Panel B:

Moderator: Dr. Gail Nicula (School of Public Service)


  • Terry O’Neill (Director of Community Development, City of Hampton)
  • Mechelle Smith (Director, Norfolk Criminal Justice Services, City of Norfolk)
  • Jillian Pittman (Marketing Research Specialist, Economic Development, City of Chesapeake)

Watch the recorded panel discussion: