Category: On Campus

Classes are Coming: Epicenter of the Federal Government

  By Jay Gsell, County Manager at Genesee County, NY My graduate school experience is last century but I believe the basics are the same. Classes, professors, subjects you actually like, reading and thinking analytically, and participating in class discussions. My path to an MPA went like this — I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from … Continued

Classes are Coming: Fourth-Generation Bureaucrat

By Jane Marie Ford, Financial Analyst, City of Portland Budget Office I graduated with my MPA from Portland State University in March 2015, and ended up fulfilling my destiny to become a fourth-generation bureaucrat by working in Portland’s City Budget Office (or, as we sometimes like to call it, CBO West). I am lucky to spend my days … Continued

Classes are Coming: My Mid-Life MPA

  By Chris Keefer, Finance/HR Director, Town of Blythewood, SC, LinkedIn Local government administration is my second career. I devoted the first 30 years of my work life to producing technical, corporate, and marketing communications—half the time as someone’s employee, half as my own boss. As my one and only child left for college, I realized … Continued

Classes are Coming: A Professor’s Perspective

Some of our members are getting ready to begin graduate school and we want you to help them prepare. We want you to share your experience whether you graduated with a MBA, MPA, MPP, etc. or whether you attended online, in-person, full-time, part-time or weekends only. Sign up as a guest columnist. By Dr. Benjamin Clark … Continued

Classes are Coming: The Long and Slow Path

Some of our members are getting ready to begin graduate school and we want you to help them prepare. We want you to share your experience whether you graduated with a MBA, MPA, MPP, etc. or whether you attended online, in-person, full-time, part-time or weekends only. Sign up as a guest columnist. By Susan Barkman, LinkedIn and Twitter  First … Continued

Classes are Coming: Five Memes to Get You Through Grad School

Some of our members are getting ready to begin graduate school and we want you to help them prepare. We want you to share your experience whether you graduated with a MBA, MPA, MPP, etc. or whether you attended online, in-person, full-time, part-time or weekends only. Sign up as a guest columnist. By Hannah Lebovits (ELGL Profile, LinkedIn and Twitter) … Continued

Classes are Coming: How to Spend Your Last Summer Before Graduate School

  Some of our members are getting ready to begin graduate school and we want you to help them prepare. We want you to share your experience whether you graduated with a MBA, MPA, MPP, etc. or whether you attended online, in-person, full-time, part-time or weekends only. Sign up as a guest columnist. By Brian Bickers … Continued

On Campus with NC State University MPA Program

This installment of On Campus comes to you from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hat tip to Jason Jones, Guilford County, NC for coordinating the visit.  Background Check The mission of NC State’s MPA program is “is to develop principled and skilled public service professionals who fulfill leadership roles within governmental and … Continued

On Campus Goes Global: London School of Economics

Hat tip to Katie Walpole, ELGL Nevada leader and LSE MPA graduate, for taking “On Campus” overseas. Katie is a management analyst for Clark County, NV and was recently selected for the ICMA Emerging Leaders Development Class of Fall 2017! The London School of Economics and Political Science Connect: Twitter and World Wide Web   The Master … Continued

MPA@UNC: Advance Your Career in the Public Sector—Online

ELGL members are eligible to receive a $5,000 scholarship when they enroll in the MPA@UNC program. Click here to learn more. Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball. http://elgl.org

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