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What Recent Grads Are Saying

“My work as a program director of a nonprofit human services organization has been shaped by my education at the UA’s School of Government and Public Policy,” said Lininger. “The greatest skill that I learned was how to step back in times of conflict and think from the perspective of every stakeholder around the table so as to identify common ground in order to get the job done.”

Kyle Lininger

"My experience in the MPA program at the UA really helped shape my professional and volunteer experience,” said Hoidal. “Its coursework gave me a basic understanding of how nonprofits operate and how to become a better manager of projects and organizations.”

Kimberly Hoidal

“The department staff are amazing at helping students navigate the program,” said Winchester. “The program’s relationship to local elected, business, nonprofit, and government leaders is incredibly meaningful to learning outcomes, mentoring and potential careers locally.”

John Winchester

"My experiences while getting my MPA at the University of Arizona were invaluable to my career,” Perkins said. “The skill-sets I learned have continued to help me make crucial strategic decisions as an individual leader, while the lessons I learned from my peers showed me how powerful the work of a team can be. The MPA program was a true turning point in my life."

Jared Perkins

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