SPAA Student Bulletin
OCTOBER 4, 2016 | Fall Edition
Rutgers Students -- Unsure of how and where to register to vote? Find out here before October 18th, 2016.
October 26
SPAA Student Success Center Launch Extravaganza

November 24 - 27 
Thanksgiving Recess
Tuesday, November 22
Thursday Classes (Changes in Designation of Class Days)

December 14
Regular Classes End

December 15
Reading Day

December 16 
Fall Exams Begin

December 23
Fall Exams End

Writing Methods Seminar -- Fall 2016
Brought to you by Terry Hall,  Manager of the Writing & Career Development Center
All sessions held 4:00 - 5:30 pm in CPS 117

Writing resumes/cover letters (10/18)
Utilizing resources to find jobs (11/1)

Contact Information
October 5
Presidential Management Fellows Information Session
4:00pm; SPAA (Student Success Center - 1st floor)

October 5
YPT-NYC Distinguished Speaker Series: Bill Kingsland, Assistant Commissioner, Transportation Systems Management, NJDOT
6:00pm; CPS 309
RSVP here.

October 6
Gateway to a Cleaner Newark Cleanup
Please reach out to Brenda Anderson at to participate in the city-wide clean-up.

October 13
Webinar on Anti-Corruption: Corruption and Global Security
10:00am - 11:00am; CPS 309
Register here.

October 13
International Students Workshop
4:00pm; SPAA (Student Success Center)
RSVP to Xinxin Wang at

Recent Job Opportunities from Rutgers SPAA's job board:
The Division of Strategy and Innovation at Newark Public Schools (NPS) is home to some of the district's most groundbreaking initiatives. These include the citywide Universal Enrollment system, which ensures greater equity in school enrollment for our highest-need students, as well as the district's Strategic Planning group. This year, the Division is expanding to include a new Office of Data, Research, and Evaluation which will focus on building the infrastructure and capacity to respond more proactively to the district's data and analytic needs, and develop research and evaluation projects. The Newark Public Schools Office of Strategy and Innovation is seeking data interns to assist the Enrollment and Data, Research, and Evaluation teams!
The Youth Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating programs for Newark Youth Council. He/She will report to the Executive Director and is responsible for administering and delivering programs for youth in the community. The Youth Coordinator will consult with the Newark Youth Council to determine their needs and develop programs.
The Newark Thrives Data and Evaluation Fellow is responsible for outreach to programs for information, data collection, data entry, and support of analysis.
Visit for more opportunities. For inquiries, contact the Writing and Career Development Center at or 973-353-2571.
Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)
Status of 2017 PMF Application and Assessment
The PMF Program Office is presently working on the upcoming PMF Class of 2017 application and assessment. The automated systems will be upgraded to  include the PMF TAS (Talent Acquisition System) and application. 

As details become available, the  Become a PMF 2017 Application section at will be updated to include the the News & Events section. The PMF Program Office  anticipate the 2017 PMF application to launch no earlier than November 2016. In the meantime, please review the Become a PMF section, which describes eligibility (to include topics on citizenship, foreign education, and veterans' preference), application tips, and frequently asked questions.
Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival
The countdown has begun for the largest poetry event in North America, held in Newark's Downtown Arts District! On College Student Days (Thursday, October 20 and Sunday, Oct. 23), student tickets are only $5

For more information visit the Dodge Poetry Festival website.

International Visiting Scholars Program
Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) provides opportunities for international scholars in public administration or related fields to pursue their research while in residence at Rutgers. International visiting scholars typically work on projects related to the research interests of SPAA faculty.

For more information visit the SPAA website.
ARNOVA Appoints Rutgers SPAA Assistant Professor Lindsey M. McDougle to Board of Directors

Rutgers SPAA Assistant Professor Lindsey M. McDougle has been elected to a two-year appointment on the board of directors of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). ARNOVA is the U.S.-based, national and international association that connects scholars, teachers, and practice leaders interested in research on nonprofit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy and civil society. Members and officers of ARNOVA's Board of Directors are elected directly by the membership in annual elections.

Read more about her  latest appointment in being elected as a director, and her contribution to conducting research in nonprofits and philanthropy here.