If you are interested in careers in government, nonprofits, policy think tanks, security agencies, and more, AND you’ve thought about graduate school, mark your calendar!
On October 11, staff and students of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will host the first of four information sessions to preview what the Bush School has to offer, how to navigate the application process, and how to prepare for a career in public service. Additional dates are November 15, December 3, and January 7.
Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance.
CONTENT OF THE TWO-HOUR INFORMATION SESSION:
1. Academic Options—Degrees and Certificates
The Master of International Affairs and the Master of Public Service and Administration include numerous tracks and concentrations from which to tailor your education. We’ll walk through some of the options, including how to combine with a certificate, to help you plan your academic experience.
2. Support Programs, Speakers, & More
The Bush School offers an assortment of opportunities for academic and professional growth—leadership and writing programs, career workshops, speakers, alumni panels, capstone projects, and others. We’ll discuss your options and why you should take advantage of them as a graduate student.
3. The Application Process & Costs
The admissions process can be intimidating. We’ll walk you through what you need and when, and we’ll offer some admissions insights. You can also find out how to afford graduate school. Hint: We provide scholarships!
4. Internships & Career Services
The employment market can be tough to navigate, but Bush School graduates are finding jobs (both classes were employed at 95 percent within six months of graduation). From internships and how to find them, to debriefing reports and career opportunities—we’ll talk about our philosophy of preparing students for success after graduation.
5. Student Q&A & Tour of the Allen Building
Save your questions for the best sources of all…our students. They will answer your questions about life in graduate school, including how to get involved and balance activities and studies. The last event will be a brief tour of our facilities led by a student.