News from the Bush School

Bush School Inaugurates Public Service Institute

November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011

Senior students from universities in The Texas A&M University System were named Bush Fellows and attended the School’s first Public Service Institute held November 11-13. Those chosen for the program had the opportunity to learn firsthand about the Bush School’s graduate programs in public administration and international affairs, as well as the graduate admission process, financial aid opportunities, and career options.

The Institute was established by the Bush School to introduce seniors from System universities to the System’s only graduate school of public affairs. This year’s Fellows are currently attending System schools in Commerce, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Kingsville, San Antonio, and Texarkana.  To be eligible for participation in the Institute, highly qualified senior students were nominated by their campus liaison to the Bush School. 

The Fellows spent the weekend hearing from experienced practitioners, scholars, and researchers, while also networking with students who share their interest in public service.
“This is a valuable weekend experience for college seniors interested in a graduate degree in public or international affairs,” said Kathryn Meyer, the School’s director of recruitment.  “They gained a broader understanding of what to expect in a Bush School graduate program, which will help them decide if graduate school is right for them.”

Participant Jordan McCarty, of TAMU-Commerce, commented, “I feel that I am more prepared than ever to make an educated decision about what I want from my grad school experience.  My experience at the Bush School Institute provided me with a tremendous amount of information pertaining to my interests and will be pivotal to my decision-making process.”