Do you want to engage with faculty outside of the classroom? Have you thought about attending conferences and publishing your work? Are you interested in improving your communication, research, and networking skills? This workshop will help you learn how to build relationships with faculty and create opportunities to assist with cutting-edge research. Presented by an MPA alum and current PhD student, along with a current MPA program faculty member, you will learn about practical approaches to connecting with faculty members and making the most of your educational experience. Discover how to collaborate effectively with your professors while building your resume and creating invaluable contacts for your future career! While the focus of the workshop is on the value of research to MPA students, PhD students may benefit from learning more about collaborating with faculty and peers to work on projects of mutual interest outside of established assistantships.
Nicole M. Rishel Elias, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Public Administration
Department of Public Management
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Peter Stanley Federman, M.P.A.
PhD Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant
The University of Kansas
School of Public Affairs and Administration