PADM 5009

PADM 5009

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course prepares MPA students to enter the job market with the expertise and experience to launch a successful career as well as obtain professional skills necessary to be leaders in the field of public affairs workplace. Topics covered in this course include the importance of self-assessment, the independent job search, networking, and best practices in resume/cover letter writing and interviewing. 

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: first-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) students.

Distribution Category (KCM-HE, SBA-HE)

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of current employment opportunities across public, private, and nonprofit sectors public affairs.
  • Students will draft a results-oriented professional resume/CV and cover letter appropriate for pursuing career opportunities in the field of public affairs.
  • Students will effectively use networking tools to research and explore career opportunities based upon career goals.
  • Students will utilize best practices in behavioral based interviewing and effectively demonstrate these practices in a mock interview setting.
  • Students will develop a professional LinkedIn profile that demonstrates best practices in online brand management.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • 14246 PADM 5009   LEC 001