Financial AdvisorWaddell & Reed, Inc.“People everywhere want to feel safe in their homes, want to provide for their families, and they want to belong—to be accepted by others they respect. I have not seen an exception to this rule anywhere in the world.”
Mentoring Program ManagerU.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)The MPA program provided me with access to real-life practictioners across government. I became interested in a career at GAO after attending a UNC-sponsored information session featuring the head of the agency. Since participating in my GAO internship, I have been at GAO for over 16 years and have served in variety of roles.
Executive DirectorGovernment Finance Officers Association“As a Carolina MPA, you have a broad support network that wants you to succeed, to find a good job, to experience a meaningful career, and to make a real difference in our communities and in the world. When I look back at critical points in my career, in nearly every instance an MPA connection faculty, staff, or fellow alumni made the difference.”
Budget, Innovation, & Strategic Initiatives ManagerTown of Holly Springs, North Carolina“Public service is a drive to better your surroundings, your community, and the world. It’s one of the most difficult jobs in the world, trying to get people to work together.”
Vice President, Program Manager IIIPNC BankThe UNC MPA program and the lessons I learned have been instrumental in my career journey. The ability to communicate ideas and concepts clearly and concisely has been invaluable. Additionally, collaborating – in all forms – has been one of my greatest tools. The MPA program was the foundation I needed to develop those skills.