For more than 20 years, the Ford School has hosted a trip for masters’ students to travel to DC to explore job and internship opportunities. Held this year on February 9th and 10th, this trip enabled students to attend panels on various career fields, interact with alums at events such as the DC reception as well as informal lunch and learns, and schedule times to meet with potential employers. With panel topics ranging from careers in philanthropy and strategic communication to migration and refugee policy, students were able to meet and learn from practitioners in the field. In addition to illustrating the great support provided to students by the Graduate Career Services office, this trip also allows current students to connect with our alumni network in DC.
It has been a busy few weeks here! For those of you who applied to the masters’ programs, we are in the midst of reviewing applications and are really enjoying learning about our prospective new community members. I wanted to bring to your attention the Michigan PolicyCast. Organized by two current Ford School MPP students, Shawn Danino and Matt Hillard, they are exploring a variety of topics related to government and policy. This is entirely their own project and I think they are off to a great start.
All the best, Beth