Student Blog

Author: Cara Robinson

MPA Professor Leisha DeHart-Davis has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration.  Leisha is one of 41 new Fellows elected in 2018 for their exemplary contributions to the field of public administration.  This is a wonderful and well-deserved honor for one of our best.  Come to find out, she …

Author: Cara Robinson

From time to time, we will be featuring alumni and students in our program.  Mostly so you can hear about what people do with an MPA and what gets them ticking with regards to public service and public administration.  Here is our first! Stephanie came into the program passionate about public service and specifically affordable …

Author: Cara Robinson

I sat in on a recent session with Professor Kim Nelson talking about what it takes to be a successful graduate student in our MPA program at UNC.  I took some notes and decided to turn it into a blog post because I know there are many people out there wondering what graduate school and …

Author: Cara Robinson

This day has been coming for a while!  It kept creeping up on us here at UNC, as we were finalizing new fall admissions for both our on-campus and online formats, and we were busy registering our returning students, taking our vacations, and working hard to prep for the academic year amid the quietness of …

Author: Ashley Kazouh

This week will mark the last week of my full-time intern status at Communities in Schools, but I am not saying goodbye just yet. As a dual degree student I will still be working with the organization to complete the … Continued

Author: fielykm

Well my internship is quickly coming to an end here at Wolf Trap and it is bittersweet to say the least. Coworkers and friends keep asking me “Are you excited to go back to school?” and my response has been … Continued

Author: Laura May

Well, my internship has ended! It has been a wonderful learning experience! In my time with the Guilford County Resource and Referral Center, I spent a lot of time working hand-in-hand with nonprofits helping them to build their capacity, develop … Continued

Author: Cara Robinson

In starting this blog, I am hoping to provide information on why MPA and public administration and service MATTERS as a career and a degree area. We’re going to feature interviews from all kinds of people affiliated with the MPA program, we are going to have special bloggers talking about the MPA and what they do with it, we’re going to present career findings and highlights in the area of public administration, and we’re going to focus on what specifically is going on in the School of Government at UNC where our MPA degree is housed.

Author: Roger Brown

This is it.  As the title implies, the blog series is ending, my PWE is winding down, and, yes, the summer is over.  I’ll be sticking around and staying with Wake’s Budget and Management Services in a much more limited … Continued

Author: natn

Today marks my last departmental meeting as a summer intern in the Town of Hillsborough. Like the beginning of every meeting, Daphna asked us to share important events. For the month of August, we celebrate four work anniversaries, two wedding … Continued