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Contact Admissions

In-Residence Degree Programs

Master of Public Service and Administration
Master of International Affairs

Bush School Admissions Office

(979) 862-3476
bushschooladmissions@tamu.edu

Contact Extended Education

Online & In-Residence Certificates

Advanced International Affairs
Homeland Security
Nonprofit Management

1-866-988-BUSH (2874)
bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

Gaining the foundation for a successful career

July 27, 2015

I attended a national admissions meeting in July and heard a similar message from public service and policy schools—that most graduates of our programs can expect their career trajectory to look like Z’s, not I’s. Students today are more likely to be hoppers, maneuvering through positions that challenge and excite them, and graduate programs need to channel that energy and help them covert it into marketable and transmissible skill sets they can use wherever they may find themselves.

Frankly, the market supports this. Students can find jobs that cross boundaries between the public and private sectors, between government organizations and nonprofits, between the varying levels of government and international service. When you start a program, you may think you know what you want to do, but with the changing economy and developing areas, students should be prepared to keep their options open and find a program that can prepare them well in both program content and key skills of analysis, organization, and communication (presentations/writing). That, and being good consumers and transmitters of that information is critical to your success.


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Kathryn Meyer, Director of Recruitment and Admissions