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MPA Involvement Opportunities

Career Fairs

MPA Career Fair and Networking Reception

Jump-start the fall recruiting season at the MPA Career Fair and Networking Reception. These events offer opportunities to recruit traditional MPA students for internship and full-time positions and fifth-year students for full-time positions. Space is limited, and these events fill fast! For information, contact Michelle Polkinghorn.

MPA Meet the Firms

Connect with MPA students at the MPA Meet the Firms event that is held each spring. While the event is open to all MPA students, the primary student audience is third-year MPA students who are seeking internships. The format of the event resembles a career fair, and the intimate setting and targeted student population allows participants to have meaningful interactions. If you have questions, contact Michelle Polkinghorn

Undergraduate Career Expo

The Undergraduate Career Expo, held each fall and spring, gives you an opportunity to recruit full-time and internship candidates at the McCombs School of Business.  The Undergraduate Career Expos are open to all current McCombs School of Business students in the BBA, MBA, MPA, MSBA, MSF and MSTC programs. The career expo also opens to all current UT Austin students from 3-5 p.m. For more information, contact Rachel Rucker.

The next Mock Interview Marathon will be held on January 28, 2014. Contact Vinh Nguyen to learn more.

MPA Mock Interviews

Enhance your company presence on campus while helping MPA students fine-tune their interviewing skills. The MPA Mock Interview Marathon, held each fall and spring semester, is one of our most popular events. Employer sponsors directly contribute to students' professional growth by conducting mock interviews and providing valuable feedback. 

Panels & Workshops

Career Panels

Throughout the year, MPA Career Services hosts a variety of employer and alumni panels on specific career paths and industry areas.  If you would like to participate in a panel, please contact Jim Franklin

Career Workshops

Interviewing, business etiquette, resume writing and company research are among the topics MPA career consultants address at career workshops held throughout the year.  As a co-presenter, you will add value by offering the employer's perspective.  If you are interested in participating in a career workshop, contact Jim Franklin.

Additional Opportunities

MPA Weekly Blog and Newsletter

The MPA Weekly is a blog and electronic newsletter sent to all MPA students every Monday. To announce your job openings, upcoming events and activities in the newsletter, please send your announcements and/or job postings to Michelle Polkinghorn at least one week in advance.  

Alumni Mentors

If you are an alumnus of the MPA program, share your story with current students and fellow alumni.  Sign-up to be a mentor today! You may also connect with MPA students and fellow alumni by joining the Texas MPA Network on LinkedIn.

Meet with the MPA Team

MPA career, academic, and admissions team members are always eager to learn about employers and employment opportunities for MPA students. Contact Jim Franklin to schedule a meeting with the MPA team.