April 14 – Day Trip to Washington, DC

An invitation for MPA students from Interim Department Chair Dr. Catherine Wilson:

Explore Careers in Public Policy on Capitol Hill

The Department of Public Administration is accepting applications to explore the field of public policy alongside Villanova students, alumni, and other invited guests on April 14, 2015 in Washington, DC.

The application process for the trip is competitive. Interested MPA students must submit: (1) a current resume and (2) a cover letter stating why they are interested in participating in this trip and how the trip would benefit them professionally by Tuesday, April 7, 2015 to Michele Griffin (michele.griffin@villanova.edu).

For more information, please see the event flyer. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Wilson.


Career Fair – Thursday, March 26

The Philadelphia Nonprofit and Government Career Fair is scheduled for this Thursday, March 26th from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Jake Nevin Field House here on Villanova’s campus. Hundreds of students from all over the Philadelphia area will be here and we hope that our Villanova MPA students can join in to meet the more than 50 organizations and opportunities!


The agencies and organizations attending the fair will be offering internships, volunteer opportunities and paid full-time jobs.

During the Career Fair, there will be workshops for Finding & Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government and Working in the Nonprofit Sector. We highly recommend that you take advantage of these presentations and the valuable information that will be provided. For more information and a full list of the employers who plan to attend, click the image above or visit the Career Center’s website.

PAA Spring Networking Event

Villanova’s Chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha invites you…

Career and Networking Panel: Finding Your Vocation in Public Service

Thursday, March 12th
Bartley Hall 2010

Our featured panelists:

  • Don Delamater, Township Manager East Norriton Township
  • Sarah Galbally, Deputy Secretary of Policy and Planning at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governor’s Office
  • Stephen Robishaw, Grants Associate at Congreso de Latinos Unidos

Please join us afterwards at Gullifty’s in Bryn Mawr.
RSVP by March 9, 2015 to Michele Griffin at Michele.griffin@villanova.edu. Space is limited and the event is expected to fill quickly so RSVP as soon as possible.

See the event flyer for more information.

Save the Date! MPA Dinner 2015

Join us for the MPA Dinner!

Students, graduates, faculty, and friends, please save the date! This event celebrates our program’s continued success and the accomplishments of our 2014 and 2015 graduates. More information to follow.

MPA Dinner 2015

A Fond Farewell to Assistant Director Stephanie Nissen

Join us for a Farewell Happy Hour for Stephanie Nissen!

As many of you know, Stephanie Nissen, who has served as the Assistant Director of the Department of Public Administration for the past three years, is moving on from the program to take on a new role in the Villanova Community – Instructional Designer for Villanova’s new College of Professional Studies. Join us for a happy hour this Friday night to celebrate Stephanie and send her off right!

Friday, January 30th, 5pm
Azie on Main
789 East Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Guests are welcome!
If you are able to attend, please RSVP to michele.griffin@villanova.edu.


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