Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    Apr 20, 2024  
Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PADM 5009 - Career Management for Public Affairs

(KCM-HE, SBA-HE)      
Fall. 1 credit. S/U grades only.

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


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. 

Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate an understanding of current employment opportunities across public, private, and nonprofit sectors public affairs.

Outcome 2: Students will draft a results-oriented professional resume/CV and cover letter appropriate for pursuing career opportunities in the field of public affairs.

Outcome 3: Students will effectively use networking tools to research and explore career opportunities based upon career goals.

Outcome 4: Students will utilize best practices in behavioral based interviewing and effectively demonstrate these practices in a mock interview setting.

Outcome 5: Students will develop a professional LinkedIn profile that demonstrates best practices in online brand management.

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