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Fall 2017
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Three $3,000 Fellowships available to Stan State MPA Students

Are you looking for ways to fund your MPA degree studies? Have you earned 10 credits or more in the MPA program? If so, you should consider applying for the Demergasso Fellowship Award. There are three fellowships available - each for $3,000 - to MPA students at Stanislaus State. Award criteria is based equally on your GPA, quality of resume, and a personal essay about your goals and motivations for your public service career. Download an application now! Applications are due on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 4 pm to .

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Wellman. Current employees of the university are not eligible to receive this award.
Wine & Cheese Networking Event
Save the date! The Annual MPA Wine & Cheese Networking Event will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6 pm.

Watch your e-mail for details on this great event!
Students taking Comprehensive Exams in Spring 2018, mark your calendars!
Attend a Comp Info Session on October 20th at 6 pm. Learn about the process and ask questions!
Helpful Hints for First-Year MPA Students
Welcome to our 38 brand-new students in the MPA program! A few second-year students, having successfully completed their first year in the program, offered some insights and tips on how to survive your first year in graduate school:

  1. Make friends with your classmates. If you are confused or feeling overwhelmed, it's nice to text a classmate for clarification or moral support
  2. Find a perfect study spot with few distractions
  3. Use a planner to keep track of due dates and assignments
  4. Stay up-to-date on current events. Over time you'll see the topics learned in class have a variety of real-world applications
  5. Don't fall behind. It's harder to catch up than you think
  6. Get clarification when needed and re-read when you don't understand a concept
  7. Think of your peers and professors as friends who are cheering you on
  8. Set aside 5-8 hours of study and homework time per week, per course
  9. Don't hesitate to ask for help
2017 Social Justice Conference
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Social Justice in the Central Valley conference, right here on campus, November 7-9, 2017. Thought-provoking presentations and keynote speakers will focus on the role of public and non-profit agencies in promoting a socially just policy environment in the Central Valley. 

Keynote speakers will be announced soon!
Advising Starts October 1st
Don't forget you must meet with an advisor prior to registering for the Spring 18 semester. Any MPA faculty member can provide advising. Contact them directly to set up an appointment today!
Call for Articles
Have an idea for an article? Want to develop your resume or vita? Consider writing a brief piece for The Exchange. Submissions should be 300 words or less and cover an area of interest to students of public administration.
Contact Dr. Wellman if you're interested!                       
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