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By PA TIMES online
July 7, 2015
As we close out graduation season, a new crop of eager new professionals are heading into the workforce. For those pursuing a career in the public sector, the masters of public administration or public policy, or MPA/MPP degree, is often considered the “professional’s degree.” It offers core skills for working in the public and nonprofit sector as well as important leadership and management skills.
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The future does look bright for 2015 graduates. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers plan to hire 9.6 percent more graduates than they did from the previous graduating class. However, they also note that degrees in engineering, business and computer science are in higher demand. Where does that leave the MPA graduate?
This month, PA TIMES online invites articles and columns that explore next steps for students and recent graduates of MPA programs. From making the transition to the workforce as a new professional to returning to a new field with enhanced skills through the MPA program, what challenges exist?
Please take a moment to review our guidelines before submitting. A few highlights:
Send your articles for consideration via email to [email protected] by Friday, July 17.