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Career Development

Master's in Public Administration
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Career Development

Career networking events
MPA students at career networking event
Interactive professional development workshops
Career dev seminar

Our approach to education goes beyond an excellent academic experience. We are committed to training well-rounded graduates capable of succeeding in the professional world. Our graduates develop deep self-awareness and acquire a set of hard and soft skills that enable them to adapt to any situation, collaborate across disciplines, and lead positive change.

Career Development Program

The career development program, available exclusively to MPA students and alumni, includes one-on-one coaching, workshops, and a group seminar. This innovative program helps students recognize their core skills and strengths and identify how to channel them to fuel social progress. Students improve their self-understanding, identify roles for which they would be best suited, and discover their path to successful careers in public service that are personally fulfilling and of service to society.

Incoming graduate students are automatically enrolled in the career development program. Participation is mandatory for those receiving any source of internal financial assistance. The tuition-free program runs parallel to MPA coursework and should be treated as a non-credit course. Mid-career students or those with substantial professional experience in public service may request a participation waiver.

Workshops and One-on-One Consulting

  • Winning resumes and cover letters
  • Using online platforms for career development 
  • Personal branding and networking
  • Video-recorded mock interviews
  • Strategic career planning to align courses, capstone projects, and internships toward career goals
  • Support with applications to jobs, internships, and fellowships

Resources and Networks

  • Visits from recruiters
  • Jobs, internships, and fellowships listings
  • LinkedIn alumni group
  • Career fairs and networking events
  • Sector-specific resources and job search strategies

Appointments

To schedule appointments and for additional information, please contact:

James Suggett
Career Services Advisor and Program Manager
212-650-5810
jsuggett@ccny.cuny.edu