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Author: Meagan McDougall

In this post I’m attempting to encapsulate the last two weeks here at the EDC so it won’t be super in depth (that would be way too long) but I do hope you enjoy it all! Last week was overall … Continued

Author: Olivia Hammill

Hello again! Welcome back to my Granville County blog. I can’t believe I’m already in the middle of my third week here! In this post, I’m going to focus on the Board of County Commissioners. I attended my second (and definitely … Continued

Author: Joseph Maugeri

During our first year in the MPA program, public service motivation is a topic that is brought up often. The idea behind public service motivation is that some people choose government and non-profit work because they have an innate desire … Continued

Author: Alexander Vazquez

Welcome to my blog! Over the next 10 weeks I will share my quick (and random) reflections on my experience with the City of Durham. In addition to my reflections, at the end of each post, I will highlight an … Continued

Author: Olivia Hammill

Hello, and welcome to my blog! I’m excited to share my summer adventures with you! Over the next 10 weeks, I’ll give you an inside look at my experience interning with Granville County, a relatively large county about 40 miles … Continued

Author: Meagan McDougall

My first few days at my internship are under my belt and I think it’s safe to say that I’m going to love it here! For the duration of my summer internship I’m going to be working with a small … Continued

Author: Kasey El-Chayeb

This is my last week interning at NTIA. This transition is bittersweet, as I am eager to see family and friends back home and rejoin my fellow MPAers but sad to leave coworkers and housemates here in D.C. This summer, … Continued

Author: Michael Silver

Monday, I went to the first Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) meeting for the fiscal year. At the August meeting, we all fill out our conflict of interest forms and orient new members. If you’ve clicked on the link above … Continued

Author: Lena Geraghty

Last week, I had my PWE check-in with MPA@UNC career services guru Elisabeth Enloe Zimowski. It was a great opportunity to reflect on my PWE. It’s really easy for me to get caught up working on a project and sometimes … Continued

Author: Joseph Beasley

During this last week of my internship, I dived into the career development plans for engineering related positions. The water resources, electric, and transportation departments all abide by a career development plan that awards a salary increase to engineering related employees for … Continued