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.
Community PlannerU.S. Department of Transportation – Volpe Center
Chief of Client Services 82nd Airborne Division“My work in New Orleans made me realize that you have the largest impact on the most people when you’re working in public service.”
Deputy Management Officer, Office of Financial ResourcesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)The Carolina MPA program successfully combines theory and practical application in one program. The required internship between the first and second year gave me the opportunity to apply the knowledge I gained during the program and helped me quickly establish my career in the federal government.
Environmental Policy Analyst and Presidential Management FellowU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyMPA at UNC provided me with the academic knowledge and skills necessary to become a practitioner of public administration, and the relationships I built among classmates, faculty, and alumni grew my network of professional connections and personal friendships that will support me throughout my career in environmental protection and public service.
Supervisory EconomistBureau of Economic Analysis“I wanted to gain additional skills and knowledge to become an administrator not just at a statistical agency, but anywhere in government.”
Director, Disaster Recovery UnitU.S Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary EducationThe UNC Chapel Hill MPA program provided me with an incredible applied education. It prepared me to lead, manage and think like a policy advisor.