Last month, members of our Master of Public Administration program attended and presented at the 2018 Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECoPA) in Birmingham, Alabama. SECoPA is an annual gathering of researchers, practitioners, and students who share innovative ideas, engage in scholarly discussion, and network with the public service community.
Four members of our program presented in the following panel discussions: Dr. Chaffin-DeHaan, Women in Public Administration; Nick Mercer, Service Learning in Public Administration Classroom; Danielle Bloom, Criminal Justice Issues; and Macy Adams, Nonprofits in Action. Read more about each presentation in theMPA Blog here!
Scholarships & Internships
Intern with the U.S. Department of Transportation!
Organization: U.S. Department of Transportation - Volpe Center Position: Policy, CIS, Data , Operations, Economics Summer Internship Details: The Volpe Center is recruiting talented and diverse individuals to fill the following Pathways positions:
When: November 8, 2018 - Meet at 3:30 pm Where: National Guard Armory245 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Details: Students will be working the registration table for the event, with opportunities to interface with community partners. The event is hosted by SC Sea Grant Consortium.Sign up to volunteer here.
What: Highway 17 Clean-Up When: November 17, 2018 - Meet at 10:00 am Where: Meet at Ye Ole Fashioned on Highway 17 towards Savannah Details: Wear comfy shoes. Coffee is provided - we'll probably get ice cream afterwards!Sign up list is here.
This Sunday, our own Sylvie Baele is hosting a Fall Festival Fundraiser at Tradesman Brewing for the non-profit she works for, Second Chance Bikes and she could use our help! If you would like to volunteer or contribute, please fill out this short form.
Please consider volunteering your time to help out our fellow MPA student, Sylvie, on this venture! Congratulations Sylvie!
Community & Development
Student Discount Rate and Scholarships Available!
What: 2018 Investing in Community Summit When: Tuesday, November 6th - Thursday, November 8th Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center - Columbia, SC
Details: The event will provide an opportunity for individuals and organizations to learn about community development projects and policy efforts taking place throughout the state, connect with funders and potential partners, and gain the knowledge and tools needed to make an impact in their communities. Click here for more information!
Welcome to the ASPA Community!
The College of Charleston has provided MPA students with ASPA memberships for the next 12 months! This membership can help further your knowledge of public administration and enable you to build relationships with others in the discipline. It comes with access to public administration publications and a host of online educational and professional webinars! Check your email for your login info or click here to sign into your ASPA profile!
Organization: Charleston County Parks and Recreation Department Position: Planner and Design Project Manager Details:
Under the direction of the Director of Planning and Development and the Senior Planner, the Planner and Design Project Manager will coordinate key aspects of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) which includes coordinating the processes of park master planning, open space and trails planning and park site facilities planning.
Organization: East Cooper Land Trust Position: Land Conservation & Stewardship Specialist Details:
East Cooper Land Trust is a community-supported organization devoted to conserving land to benefit people and the environment both now and forever.
The Land Conservation & Stewardship Specialist assists the Executive Director in achieving East Cooper Land Trust’s vision of leading the most important and ambitious conservation effort for the East Cooper area.
Organization: Department of Mental Health - Orangeburg County Position: Program Coordinator Details: Under limited supervision of Executive Director, organizes, directs and coordinates Child and Adolescent Family Program (CAF) for the Center. Supervises coordinator for the Family Services Unit that comprises of Child and Adolescent Family Program (CAF). Supervises the planning, implementation and operations of all clinical programs related support for the children unit. Collaborates with DSS and DJJ to provide services to a specific population. Click here for more information.
Organization: South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation Position: Executive Director Details:
The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation, located in Greenville, South Carolina, is seeking an experienced administrator of nonprofit organizations to serve as the Foundation’s next Executive Director.
The Executive Director is responsible for the GSAF's achievement of its mission and financial objectives, all in support of the South Carolina Governors School for the Arts and Humanities.
Applicants for the position should possess a college degree and at least 5 years’ experience in a significant nonprofit management role.
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