Interested in a public administration career? Join UM-Flint at the Flint Public Library

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Anyone interested in a career in public administration is invited to join UM-Flint, March 13, at the Flint Public Library to learn more about the university's Master of Public Administration program.

Anyone interested in a career working in public administration is invited to attend "How To Make a Life in Public Service: A Presentation from the UM-Flint Master of Public Administration Program and its Alumni." This event is the first of its kind for the University of Michigan-Flint, hosted by the Office of Graduate Programs in collaboration with the Master of Public Administration program. The event will take place, 6 p.m., March 13, in the Harris Room of the Flint Public Library.

Kimberly Saks, MPA program director, conceived of the event. It will consist of a presentation by Saks and two of the program's alumni, Chad Young, township manager of Mundy Township; and Brandee Cooke-Brown, executive director of 100K Ideas, a local nonprofit. All three will speak on the importance of public work, pathways into service, and how formal education can help students thrive in the field. 

Kimberly Saks speaking at a podium.
Saks at the 2023 Michigan Political Science Association conference, which took place at the UM-Flint campus.

"Public service work is important to create sustainable solutions for the future in our communities," Saks said. "But how do you get into public service work? That's the question many people don't know how to answer." 

All are welcome to attend the event, including members of the public and current UM-Flint students. Those interested can find more information and are asked to RSVP here

Rowan Borninski is the recruiting and marketing specialist for the Office of Graduate Programs. She can be reached at [email protected].