Pi Alpha Alpha Webinar Series - APA Style Webinar: Monday, March 14, 2016
This interactive webinar was sponsored by the VU Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha and presented by our University librarians, Barbara Quintiliano and Merrill Stein. The webinar reviewed the mechanics of APA style guidlines, types of citation, as well as research resources that are available to MPA students.
How to Start a Career in Public Service: Tuesday, March 15, 2016
This March 2016 event brought three Villanova MPA students together for a panel presentation to undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career path in public service. Dr. Lauren Miltenberger presented and moderated the discussion on topics such as finding jobs in the public, private, and nonprofit sector, resume and cover letter strategies, interviewing tips, as well as accessing internships in public service.
Pi Alpha Alpha Spring Career and Networking Panel: Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Spring 2016 PAA Spring Career and Networking Panel brought back two MPA alumni: Dr. Alex Henderson '04 MPA, Assistant Professor of Healthcare and Public Administration at Long Island University, and Amanda Serock '04 MPA, Township and Sewer Authority Manager for Chadds Ford Township. The discussion was led by past PAA President, Kamira Evans '16 MPA. Watch a recording of the event here!
Professional Development Webinar - Cover Letter and Resume Review: Friday, April 1, 2016
This interactive professional development webinar featured speakers, Sheila Doherty, Assistant Director of Student Services in the Villanova Career Center, Robert Carey '16 MPA, Program Analyst for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and the discussion was facilitated by Dr. Lauren Miltenberger. The webinar featured topics including the fundamentals of resume development, tailoring resumes and cover letters based on a job sector or organization, as well as indentifying competencies and transferrable skills. Watch the recorded webinar here!
ICMA Chapter Event - Why Choose a Career in Local Government: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Villanova ICMA Student Chapter hosted an engaging panel discussion on career paths in local government. The panel featured honorary guest, Gloria Wolek, and Villanova Master of Public Administration (MPA) alumni: Drew Sharkey, Sandra Brookley Zadell, and Christopher Hoffman. Moderated by ICMA Chapter President, Brandon Ford, the guided conversation explored the reasons why these individuals chose a career in local government as well as recommendations for those interested in serving in the field of local government. Watch the recorded panel discussion here!