Program Director Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project“It’s definitely helping me be better in my current role, whether it’s program-related, policy, or advocacy. But beyond that, this MPA is valuable in that it really has helped prepare me for anything that comes my way in this constantly changing space in the public sector.”
Research, Communication and Program ManagerUNC-Chapel Hill (unit: Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs)As a student, the MPA program allowed me to work with a wide range of professionals to solve real, complex problems affecting communities. Not only did this help contextualize what I learned in class, but these experiences allowed me to develop tangible skills in evaluation, communication and critical thinking that have been fundamental to my work with the university.
Policy Team SupervisorFederal Government Fairfax, Virginia“My future classmates were not going to be just from one area or working one occupation. Instead, I worked with classmates from all across the country and with various backgrounds—which was important to me.”