Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Careers in Public Policy: Is Graduate School for Me?

March 8, 2017; 5-6 p.m. 
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

Interested in interning or working in the field of public policy? Join us for a panel discussion with professionals working in the field as well as current graduate students to learn about the entry points and the advantages that an advanced degree can have in this field. 

Topics to be covered:
  • How should I evaluate graduate programs in this area?
  • Hiring trends in the field of public policy.
  • How can I make my application more competitive? 
  • Tips for exploring career options in the field of public policy. 
Mr. Scott is a senior policy analyst at the Open Society Foundations focusing on criminal, civil, and racial justice. Specifically, Scott advocates for educational equity, reducing disparities, strengthening family structures, and increasing economic opportunity for vulnerable populations. Scott promotes policy initiatives for the Open Society Campaign for Black Male Achievement and helps convene the Justice Roundtable, a coalition working to reform the U.S. justice system.
A representative from Urban Institute. An organization that opens minds, shapes decisions, and offers solutions through economic and social policy research. 

Mr. Kempton Director, Office of Career Services and Alumni Relations, University of Maryland School of Public Policy has almost 10 years of experience working with organization recruiting students for the field of public policy.
Mrs. Burgott is a UMD Master of Public Policy,  International Development Specialization, Student (May 2017); Internships include: InterAction and Vital Voices in DC and has spent a summer in Dhaka, Bangladesh conducting public health research
Carmen Iezzi Mezzera, Executive Director at Assoc. of Professional Schools of Intl Affairs will share information about pursuing a graduate degree in the area of international affairs. 

Questions? Contact Crystal Sehlke at csehlke@umd.edu. Hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise.

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