The Bush School Hosts TAMU System Undergraduates at Public Service Institute

November 01, 2015

Public Service InstituteThe Bush School of Government and Public Service hosted twenty-seven students and two faculty advisors this past weekend at the fifth annual Public Service Institute. The event invites select undergraduates from Texas A&M System schools to learn more about careers in public service and international affairs and about the graduate school experience. Participating schools this year included Prairie View A&M, Tarleton, TAMU-Corpus Christi, TAMU-Galveston, TAMU-Kingsville, TAMU-Central Texas, and TAMU-Texarkana.

“This was a wonderful weekend that has renewed my motivation to further invest in my education,” said Kathryn English from West Texas A&M. “Everyone was so kind and genuinely interested in providing the best information to help attendees succeed. This experience had an incredible impact.”

The learning activities were led by faculty. These programs included a session titled “Social Security, Medicare, and the War on Poverty” and one called “How Foreign Intelligence Services Operate in the US.” In addition to presentations on leadership development, students were able to attend two panels led by current Bush School students: “Life in Grad School” and “Best Practices for Applying to Grad School.” Staff from the Bush School Career Services provided students with valuable insights on networking, what to include in a LinkedIn profile, and careers in public service. Toward the end of the event, students were given information on the admissions process at the Bush School, funding options while in graduate school, and tips for managing debt.

“The Public Service Institute provided a wealth of information,” said Amy Stanley from Texas A&M Texarkana. “It opened my eyes to possibilities I never knew existed.”

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