Information on the Capstone Seminar

August 15, 2014

By Judy-Lynne Peters, Assistant Professorcurric

The purpose of the PAD 771 Capstone seminar is for students to demonstrate that they have successfully mastered skills developed during studies in the MPA program. The student develops a term project on a real-world policy, oversight or public management problem by developing a policy analysis report for a mock client.  The Capstone is the final step towards successful completion of the MPA program and is taught by a range of faculty; click “Read More” for an overview of how the course works.

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Farewell to Mary-Ann Triest, MPA Career Advisor

August 15, 2014

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This summer, we said goodbye to Mary-Ann Triest, the Associate Director of MPA Career Services and MPA Career Advisor. Mary-Ann was a terrific resource for students in our program, organizing career panels that were informative and beneficial in assisting students with professional networking. (Click “Read More” for a brief round-up of a well-attended panel on federal careers held in June.)  We wish her all the best in her future endeavors; she will be missed.

In the interim, Director of the Center for Career & Professional Development Will Simpkins is in charge of MPA Career Services. Stay tuned for an announcement on a new Associate Director soon!

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2014 Pi Alpha Alpha Induction Ceremony

May 23, 2014

34522_131426553556144_3374290_nPi Alpha Alpha is the Global Honor Society for public administration. With over 160 chapters in numerous countries, PAA is renowned around the world.  John Jay College has had a chapter on campus for over two decades, and each year inducts the best and brightest of its current Masters of Public Administration students into Pi Alpha Alpha. Membership in PAA not only enhances the resumes of those who graduate as members, but also provides access to networking and other benefits. 

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Business continuity careers: An alumni interview

May 23, 2014

By Salomon Alcocer Guajardo, PhD. Associate Professor

05-20-14 MPA Newsletter Kim CBusiness continuity and emergency response plans contain policies and procedures for organizations to follow and to maintain operations immediately after experiencing a catastrophic event. Organizations hire business continuity and emergency response experts to assist in developing and implementing emergency response plans. Marriott International, Inc. recently hired Kimberly Cunningham, a 2013 graduate of John Jay’s MPA program, to assist the company with its Business Continuity Program.

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MPA Graduate Profile: Rajinder Kaur

May 23, 2014

Rajinder (1)This spring, John Jay will graduate the MPA Class of 2014. Profiled here is one student, Rajinder Kaur, who will be graduating next week with a concentration in Human Resources Management.

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2014 Rita Mae Kelly Distinguished Research Award – Dr. Maria D’Agostino

May 15, 2014

By Marie Toure, MPA Studentlogoswpasmall

On Monday March 17, 2014, Professor Maria J. D’Agostino of the Department of Public Administration and Public Management was the 2014 recipient of the Rita Mae Kelly Distinguished Research Award along with her co-editor, Helisse Levine of Long Island University, for their recent publication entitled “Women and Public Administration: Theory and Practice.”
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Professor Marilyn Rubin Lectures in Azerbaijan

May 15, 2014

DSC_2672MPA Director Prof. Marilyn Rubin (in middle of second row) was invited to give several lectures in a seminar on government budgeting under the auspices of the Azerbaijan Academy of Public Administration (APA) in Baku, Azerbaijan and the East West Management Institute.
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John Jay Attendees Celebrate 75th Anniversary of ASPA

May 15, 2014

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The Gala Dinner attended by more than 500 conference attendees was a most memorable event of the celebration of ASPA’s 75th anniversary.  Befitting the 75th, diamonds were the theme with all guest receiving a “diamond” as a remembrance of the evening. Click “Read More” to learn more about the gala event. 
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Differential Tuition Financial Support Update

August 24, 2014

There are three important changes in the Differential Tuition Financial Support (DTFS) program for Fall 2014 – changes the the standard award amounts, an honors level of award,  and changes in the timing and process of making the awards. DTFS provides for tuition waivers for eligible students to offset part of the MPA Differential Tuition, which is higher tuition rate that CUNY sets for all MPA students. See Tuition Schedule for information about tuition rates. See Differential Tuition Financial Support Rules for detailed information about the program.
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Career Services Fall Announcements

August 15, 2014

The Career Center welcomes all new students to John Jay College!

  • Check out John Jay Careers Online for information about employers who are recruiting this Fall.
  • Have you updated your John Jay Careers Online Profile within the last month? If not, you could be limiting your visibility to prospective employers!
  • Save the date: Graduate & Professional School Admissions Fair October 15, 2014
  • Save the date: Job & Internship Fairs: September 18, 2014

MPA Textbook/iPad Schedule

August 8, 2014

This is the Fall 2014 schedule for distribution and return of loaner textbooks and iPads. MPA services will be moving to Suite 3312N. However, if you go to the old offices at 3509N we will have a sign directing you to the new location which is down the hall from the old location.
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We’re #2 in National MPA Ranking!

May 23, 2014

GraduateProgramsTop10According to graduateprograms.com, a  student-based rate-and-review website for graduate programs,  John Jay’s MPA programs have been ranked #2 among MPA Public Policy Programs and #14 among Public Administration MPA programs. The rankings are based on reviews by students enrolled in the programs. In both rankings, JJCCJ was the only CUNY MPA program listed in the top 25.

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Spring 2014 MPAQE Results

May 22, 2014

The following are the MPAQE results for Spring 2014.
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MPA Workshops Summer 2014

May 21, 2014

The Summer 2014 MPA Workshop schedule and sign-up link is presented here.
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JJCCJ Barnes & Noble Closing

May 21, 2014

Please be advised that after many years of partnering with Barnes & Noble (B&N), the college’s relationship with B&N is ending effective June 30, 2014.
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June Writing Workshop Schedule

May 19, 2014

This is the June 2014 Public Management Writing Workshop Schedule in the Writing Center, Room 1.120 NB. Workshops start Monday, June 9 and end Thursday, June 30.  Students MUST sign up for workshops in advance either in person (Room 1.68 NB) or by phone (212-237-8569) and must arrive to the workshops on time.
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