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MPA | Prospective Students

MPA Career Consultants

Your MPA Career Consultants

Michelle Polkinghorn
Michelle Polkinghorn
E-mail Michelle

Dawn Shaw
Dawn Shaw
E-mail Dawn

The Texas MPA’s dedicated career services and consultants are your partners in attaining your career goals. Through one-on-one advising, professional development events and career workshops, you will have a head start at tackling your job search.

MPA career consultants will help you with

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Researching career options and specific organizations
  • Enhancing interview techniques
  • Professional networking
  • Evaluating job offers

Professional development events include

  • Job search strategies
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume critiques
  • Etiquette dinners
  • Career fairs
  • Industry, networking and mid-cap careers nights
  • Technical computer training
  • Employer panels in accounting, financial services and all other market sectors
  • Alumni panels
  • Industry Internship program
Ruyi MPA Career Services is an amazing and invaluable resource for all MPA students. The career advisors helped me through every step of recruiting, from preparing for interviews and networking events to choosing between internship offers. I couldn't have done it without their help!

-Ruyi Yao MPA '15