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.”
Managing PartnerBCC Consulting, LLCThe UNC MPA program gave me a great beginning to my career. Its focus on a broad understanding of public service and public management helped me know that I wanted to work specifically in the public sector. After many years working in local government and public universities, I have transitioned to a coaching and consulting practice that serves public sector leaders, managers, and organizations. It is fulfilling and gratifying to work with others who share that same desire for public good.
Managing DirectorErnst & Young, LLPMy background as an MPA gives me a fundamental understanding of how government works at the Federal, State, and Local levels enabling me to advise our clients and lead our government focused, complex teams. I couple this with the skills I learned in negotiation, stakeholder engagement, and facilitation for a well rounded foundation to deliver valued results for our government clients.
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.”
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.
Stakeholder Engagement ManagerDuke EnergyMy MPA internship connected me to my current employer, and I exercise the skills I learned in the program on a daily basis. The program is rooted in practicality and equips graduates for professional success.
Team Lead & Project ManagerAECOMGraduating from the MPA Program at UNC is the equivalent of being dealt an ace in every card game – it improves your chances of finding success, as long as you use the skills learned to your advantage.