SPAA Student Bulletin
APRIL 19, 2016 | Spring Edition
Graduation Workshops   
Thursday, April 21: 4-5:30pm; CPS 215
Saturday, May 7: 12-2pm; CPS 104

Salute Week Activities 
Saturday, May 7: Scarlet & White Day Party | 3-7pm; Taste Venue, Newark, NJ

Tuesday, May 10: Senior Paint & Sip | 12-2pm and 4-6pm - PRCC Dance Studio

Wednesday, May 11: Senior BBQ | 7-10pm; Golden Dome's Tennis Court

Thursday, May 12: PhD Hooding Ceremony | 3pm; PRCC Essex Room & Graduating Student Toast | 4:30-6pm; Norman Samuels Plaza

Monday, May 16: SPAA Award Ceremony | 3-5:30pm;PRCC Essex Room (Invitation Only)

Don't forget to pick up your cap and gown from the Rutgers Bookstore - Bradley Hall!
For more information on commencement:
April 25   
Global Dialogues on Anti-Corruption Webinar: How Can Whistle-Blowers Prevent Institutional Corruption? Evidence from Diverse Organizations and Cultures
10-11am; Online or CPS 309
This webinar from the Rutgers Institute on Anti-Corruption Studies (RIACS) at Rutgers SPAA features Marianna Fotaki, Professor of Business Ethics at Warwick Business School, UK; Senior Editor for Organization Studies. More information and to register:
April 26  
ARNOVA Webinar: How to Be a Productive Early Scholar (summer edition)
This webinar from the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) will address best practices for being productive as an early scholar in the nonprofit sector. It is geared specifically toward PhD students and junior faculty and will focus on productivity related to the following: writing the dissertation; preparing for the academic job market; and publishing in scholarly journals. The webinar is free for ARNOVA members and is $50 for non-members. More information and to register:
April 29 
Global Urban Futures: Inclusive Cities in Theory and Practice
8:30am-4pm; Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rooms 255-257, Rutgers University-Newark
A conference funded by Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA), co-sponsored by Global Urban Studies , @RU-N (Joint PhD Program in Urban Systems), Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Center for Migration and the Global City, and Chancellor's Seed Grant Program. For more information and to register:
April 30
Rutgers Day
10am-4pm; Rutgers University-Newark
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the university, Rutgers Day will have a statewide presence in 2016 with programming in Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark. Experience hands-on learning activities, see exhibitions and demonstrations, enjoy entertaining stage performances, and more! For more information: 
May 2 
11am-12pm; CPS 309
The Rutgers Council on Public and International Affairs (CPIA), a student-run nonpartisan organization sponsored by Rutgers SPAA, invites you to attend this talk by Senator Chiesa who served as a United States Senator from New Jersey during the 113th Congress and was New Jersey's 59th Attorney General. A seasoned litigator, Senator Chiesa is a member of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC and is presently ranked by PolitickerNJ as one of the 20 most powerful people in New Jersey.
For more information and to RSVP:
Recent Job Opportunities from Rutgers SPAA's job board:
New Jersey Department of the Treasury
Office of Revenue and Economic Analysis
The New Jersey Department of the Treasury's Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) and Office of Revenue and Economic Analysis (OREA) seek a Policy Analyst who will support and contribute to the analytical work of the office. OCE/OREA support the State Treasurer by forecasting the economy and state revenues, producing fiscal impact analyses of current and proposed policies and performing other analyses in support of state government.
Summer Internship for Congressman
U.S. House of Representatives
The internship for the office of Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. is an opportunity that offers undergraduate, graduate and post-doctorate students throughout the country an exciting insider's view of the district office operations of a Member of Congress.  The internship will offer college credits and be helpful in future academic and career opportunities. 
Wellspring Advisors
Full-time position. Oversee Grants Management team to ensure the successful implementation of Wellspring's grants administration process; and also work with senior staff in developing and implementing new and revised grantmaking procedures and reporting needs, developing new workflow processes, as needed.
Visit for more opportunities. For inquiries, contact the Writing and Career Development Center at or 973-353-2571.
Volunteers Needed for Rutgers Day
SPAA is seeking volunteers to assist us with Rutgers Day on Saturday, April 30, 2016. For Rutgers Day, SPAA will be hosting several tables and at each table we will have activities for all age groups and visitors. If you are interested in volunteering, even if it is just for an hour or two, please visit to sign up. For more information on Rutgers Day: 
Teaching Public Administration Conference
Free Registration for SPAA Graduate Students
A limited number of free registrations are still available for Rutgers SPAA graduate students for the Teaching Public Administration Conference being hosted by Rutgers SPAA on May 24-25, 2016. For more information and to register: 
Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) Scholarship
EWNJ has granted over a million dollars in scholarships in increments of $5,000 to nontraditional female students attending New Jersey institutions of higher learning who are pursuing graduate level degrees. The open application process ends April 29 . Students still need FAFSA, transcripts and recommendation letters as part of the application process.

More information and
Contacts: Patricia Koziol, Executive Director of EWNJ at or 973-283-0626 and Mary Clare Garber, Officer and EWNJ Scholarship Committee Chair at or  201-301-7820. 
Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Survey
You should have already received an email seeking your input about your student experience at Rutgers University-Newark called the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey. The data collected from the survey will be shared at multiple levels across Rutgers, including with President Barchi and the Board of Governors and will be instrumental in helping RU-N and SPAA identify what is working well and what needs to be improved from your perspective.
The survey, which can be found at, will be open through April 29, 2016. Prizes will be awarded throughout the survey period.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 2-Day Certificate Program
The Institute for Ethical Leadership, in partnership with the Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc., offers a two-day, deep dive into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the related fields of philanthropy, sustainability, risk management, and ethics. The CSR function can be located in various parts of the corporation, from philanthropy, to corporate sponsorship, sustainability, and sometimes directly in the chairman's office. Titles for those responsible for the function likewise are diverse. Program presented Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Institute for Ethical Leadership, Rutgers Business School, Newark, NJ.

More information and to register: 
The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School works with business and government, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and within Rutgers University to provide leaders and future leaders with the education, training and critical-thinking tools needed to become more effective leaders and managers and make ethical decisions for real-world challenges. For more information: