Get to know MPA Career Services
Career consultants are your partners in realizing your career goals. In addition to one-on-one advising, MPA Career Services offers a number of professional development and job search events throughout the year. Prominent organizations from all over the country hire Texas MPAs.
Director, MPA Program
Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School, and is a proud 1993 Texas MPA graduate. He holds dual CPA certifications in Texas and California. His professional experience includes roles with RJR/Nabisco, Deloitte and the U.S. Department of the Treasury-Internal Revenue Service.
As the Director of the MPA program and career services, Jim represents Career Services to various university and employer audiences. He provides general oversight of the department's career development and employer relations programs.
Since 2004, Michelle has helped Texas MPA students explore career options and navigate the job search. She holds a Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance with an emphasis in Student Affairs and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
As the Assistant Director, Michelle organizes career workshops and events, consults with employers to maximize recruiting efforts and partners with students during the career exploration and job searching processes.
Sr. Placement Representative
Last fall Jo Chauvin joined the MPA Career team, after having worked in the MPA Program Office for over 10 years as our Special Projects Coordinator. Jo’s specialty is networking and assisting students in making connections with employers and others.
Melissa has joined the MPA Career Services team on a part-time basis for the fall 2015 semester. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management and a Master of Arts in Legal Studies. Melissa brings considerable experience teaching and advising students on career development and job search skills. Melissa’s primary focus is assisting students with resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation.
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