"Public policy and higher education are closely related and play a major role in college access. One of my goals is to get a better grasp on this larger context so that I can contribute to the development of these policies in order to guide students towards the best path of success."
“This trip introduced me to a variety of jobs ranging from state policy to ocean policy, proving that anyone interested in policy can find their niche in the nation's capital," said SPP student Jessica Sizer.
This summer's course offerings include a public policy seminar, public budgeting and finance, local government administration, and strategic fundraising and philanthropy.
The program, My Perfect Country, which examines successful public policies around the globe, spent three days with Professor Betsy Schmidt's “Making a Difference: Policies and Strategies for Social Change” class.
The new concentration is offered in conjunction with the College of Humanities and Fine Arts' Arts Extenstion Service, the nation’s leading provider of arts management classes and publications.
The national scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment, Native American tribal sovereignty, and health care.
"I feel fortunate to work at UMass at a time of institutional transformation and to contribute to making the campus a more equitable and inclusive place for all."
Students in SPP's Social & Environmental Enterprises class offered recommendations to the Freedom Café on ways to better support its mission and strengthen its sales.