Public Administration Club

The Public Administration Club is designed to introduce students to opportunities in the fields of government and nonprofit administration.  Students gain insight on the status of the discipline, job opportunities, professional development, tools for success, the significance of networking and other pertinent issues impacting citizens and public administrators who serve at the forefront addressing problems at the local, state, and federal levels of government.  Membership is extended to students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of study.  The club aims to inform students on exciting opportunities in the major and public arena in general.  It also seeks to increase diversity in the discipline by recruiting a wide array of students from different backgrounds and majors.

Programs and Activities

In the past year, the club sponsored programs designed to enhance students’ knowledge of the discipline and ability to successfully compete in the field.  The “What is Public Administration?” event allowed current students to meet with successful graduates (both graduate and undergraduate) and current graduate students of our Master of Public Administration Program to learn about job opportunities that exist in the public arena and how to take advantage them.  A second event on “The Art of Salary Negotiations” allowed students to learn from the experiences of a diverse group of faculty and university career coach on how to successfully navigate and negotiate the salary process.

To join, please contact faculty advisor Dr. Barbara Patrick.

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