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International Students

MPA International Connection

The MPA International Connection (MIC) is a program dedicated to helping prospective and incoming international MPA students with concerns related to transitioning to life at The University of Texas at Austin and navigating the job search.

Student Volunteers

MIC Volunteers are current MPA international students who have offered to answer any questions prospective and incoming students have about their experiences in the MPA Program, at The University of Texas at Austin, and in the United States in general. The relationship between volunteers and program participants is mutually beneficial as it offers opportunities to form new friendships, share resources, and create professional networking connections.  All current international MPA students are invited to apply to be a volunteer.

Meet the 2014-15 MIC Volunteers

Yingle ChooYingle Choo, Malaysia
Track: Financial Reporting and Assurance
Graduation:  Fall 2015
Position: External Relations VP
Description: Promote MIC and increase the presence of MIC among McCombs students by organizing events and activities throughout the academic year.

Jang LeeJang Lee, South Korea
Financial Reporting and Assurance
Graduation: Spring 2016
Position: Program Planning Director
Description: Identifies the needs of international MPAs and plans official events to meet their needs.


Zunie NguyenZunie Nguyen, Vietnam
Financial Reporting and Assurance/Managerial Accounting and Control
Graduation: Spring 2014
Position Name: Alumni Relations
Description: To connect MPA alumni with international background or divers experience with MIC and the MPA program to share their success stories with current and prospective MPA students, and to enhance the alumni participation in promoting the MPA program.

Wenting WangWenting Wang, China
Financial Reporting and Assurance
Spring 2015
Position Name:
Program Improvement Consultant
Description: Provide internal improvement consulting service during program planning and implementation.

Clarine VeronicaClairine Veronica, Indonesia
Financial Reporting and Assurance
Spring 2016
Position Name:
Event Coordinator
Description: Plan logistic of events throughout the semester and oversee the execution of tasks. Arrange meetings for the MIC Volunteers and report meeting notes to the MIC coordinator.

Wenting WangAshley Song, China
Financial Reporting and Assurance
Graduation: Spring 2015
Position Name: Financial Director
Description: Prepare budget for individual MIC event and coordinate with the MPA program in order to align spending requests with students' needs.


Current MPA students are invited to attend scheduled meetings to discuss recruiting issues specifically related to international students.  Meetings are held in the MPA Program Office, GSB 4.112C, unless otherwise stated.  The meetings are usually round-table discussions; attendee participation and exchange of ideas is encouraged.  Please check the MPA Weekly for meeting announcements and updates.  If you are a current student and would like to receive e-mail notifications about MIC events, you can sign up for the MIC distribution list here.

If you have questions about the MIC program, please contact Dawn Shaw.

Page last updated: 11/11/2013