SPAA Student Bulletin
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 | Fall Edition
As the Fall 2016 semester kicks off, the School of Public Affairs and Administration is excited to welcome back all of our students! This newsletter will be brought to you biweekly and is designed to keep you informed on everything happening within SPAA.
September 10
Saturday Classes Begin
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

Looking for an advisor?
Gail Daniels, Assistant Dean for Academic Services
Walk In Hours
Monday: 3pm-4pm
Wednesday: 3pm-4pm

Appointment Hours
Tuesday: 11am-12pm, 4pm-5pm
Wednesday: 11am-12pm, 4pm-5pm
Thursday: 11am-12pm, 3pm-4:30pm

Sharon Stroye, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Walk In Hours
Monday: 11am-12pm

Appointment Hours
Monday: 4pm-6pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4pm
Friday: 9am-11am

Tugba Aksoy, Senior Student Programs Manager
Walk In Hours
Monday: 1-4pm

Appointment Hours
Tuesday: 2pm-5pm
Wednesday: 10am-12pm
Thursday: 2pm-5pm

Yolanda Jackson, Academic Advisor
Walk In Hours
Monday: 1pm-3pm

Appointment Hours
Tuesday: 10am-12pm
Wednesday: 3pm-6pm
Thursday: 1pm-4pm
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

How to write a strong research paper (9/21)
Utilizing Resources to find jobs (11/1)
Writing resumes (10/4)
Writing cover letters (10/18)
Citations and Plagiarism (11/15)
Presentations (11/29)
September 9
9:00am-5:00pm; SPAA (room tba)

ASPA Student Membership Info Session

Debate Team Newcomers Meeting
2:30pm - 3:30pm; SPAA (room tba)

Recent Job Opportunities from Rutgers SPAA's job board:
USAID Fellowship
USAID Research and Innovation Fellowships Program - South Africa
  • Opportunity for graduate students to conduct research and collaborate with NGOs and public officials
  • 8-10 week fellowship in South Africa during summer months - travel and living stipend included
  • Work with the Community Chest of the Western Cape (grant making NGO) and its partners
This program is made possible with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Graduate School-Newark, administered through the Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA). 
(College credits)
New Jersey State Senator Bob Gordon seeks a detail-oriented and highly motivated candidate to oversee constituent relations in his Fair Lawn district office. The Director of Constituent Services will act as a liaison to federal, state, and local agencies for the Senator and constituents, and will work directly with district residents, connecting them to services offered by government agencies and organizations. The ideal candidate will need to exhibit great patience and tact when assisting constituents, and will have some knowledge of New Jersey State government. A bachelor's degree is mandatory. Compensation will be based on education and experience.
Founded in 1964, the President's Commission on White House Fellowships is the nation's premiere program for leadership and public service. The White House Fellowship offers exceptional Americans first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the Federal government. After a competitive application process, selected individuals spend a year in Washington, DC working as a full-time, paid Fellow to Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.
Visit for more opportunities. For inquiries, contact the Writing and Career Development Center at or 973-353-2571.

Come on out to meet new faculty and hear about upcoming opportunities at SPAA!  Enjoy popcorn and Rita's Ice on  September 14th @  4:00-5:30 pm o utside of the CPS Building.

All SPAA Students, Faculty, Staff, & Alumni are Welcome!

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

Rutgers SPAA is the Secretariat of the American Society for Public Administration Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Public Administration Society. SPAA is also the home to and manages the Chinese Public Administration Section of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). SCPA was established in April 2006 with the approval of ASPA's National Council. It consists of scholars and practitioners from the U.S., China and other countries. It is the largest professional and scholarly organization in the field of Chinese public administration and public affairs in the U.S.. SCPA collaborates closely with the Chinese Public Administration Society and facilitates cooperation with the schools of public affairs and administration in China and their counterparts in the U.S.