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Considering a Career in Public Service? NKU Hosting Info Session

An information session will be held for those interested in working in government or nonprofit organizations in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region and beyond. The session will be held on Tuesday, May 12, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Northern Kentucky University’s Student Union, Room 108.

This session is being hosted by NKU’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, which helps prepare people for placement or advancement in public, nonprofit and related organizations. Participants will be able meet in small groups with current leaders and managers. 

“This is a great opportunity for young professionals who’ve recently earned their bachelor’s degrees as well as those who’ve been working in the private sector for awhile and are interested in transitioning to public service careers,” said Dr. Julie Olberding, director of the MPA program. “They can hear what it’s really like to work for government and nonprofits and ask for career advice.”

Leading conversations at the session will be representatives from Northern Kentucky Area Development District, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, and other public and nonprofit organizations. There will be light refreshments for all attendees.

NKU’s MPA program is suited for mature, career-oriented persons working in the public or non-profit sectors. Students can choose from five areas of concentration: Public Leadership, Nonprofit Management, Metropolitan Governance, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and General Public Management. Courses are offered in a traditional classroom setting on weekday evenings and Saturdays and also in online and hybrid formats. There are many opportunities for service learning, student philanthropy, and study abroad – in recent years, to Scotland, Costa Rica and Bangladesh.

NKU’s MPA program is the only one in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region, and it is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). For more information on the MPA program, please visit:

Those planning to attend the information session should RSVP Beth DeVantier at [email protected]  by May 8. 

-Staff report/Photo: NKU (Facebook)

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