Author: Gibbs, Wade

DPP Shares Career Opportunities through Listserv

Started in the summer of 2019, the Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Careers listserv has shared over 300 messages, each including multiple job opportunities, with the Department’s vast network of alumni, current students, community partners, and anyone who wishes to subscribe.  Job opportunities are shared with the DPP by alumni, faculty, staff, as well as […]

Lian Kish Recognized by UConn Center for Career Development

Department of Public Policy Outreach Coordinator Lian Kish was recently recognized by the UConn Center for Career Development (CCD) as a valued member of both the Career Champion program as well as a member of the Career Champion Advisory Board. In support of their Career Everywhere initiative, the CCD sponsors a Career Champion program that […]

DPP Welcome Reception and Student Orientation

On August 23, 2018, the Department of Public Policy welcomed new and returning students to a full-day, information-filled department orientation followed by the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow students, DPP faculty, staff, alumni and colleagues at a welcome back reception. Students attended orientation sessions designed to offer information on their chosen degree of […]

Welcome Back from Dr. Alkadry

  Welcome back! It is my pleasure to welcome you to a new academic year. We had a very productive and successful 2017-2018 academic year. Thanks to Dr. Deneen Hatmaker’s exceptional leadership, and the work of DPP faculty and staff, our MPA program was reaccredited by NASPAA for 7 years. We received excellent reviews and […]

DPP Students Undertake Project with Mansfield Public Schools

Students in Professor Bill Simonsen’s Capital Financing and Budgeting course took on a real-world challenge as they worked with the Town of Mansfield and the Mansfield Public School System (MPS) to address issues of school building renovation vs. new construction, and the challenge of operating three elementary schools efficiently in the face of declining enrollment. One […]

GAPPS Recognized as ICMA Student Organization

  GAPPS, the student organization for the UConn Department of Public Policy (DPP), recently became an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) student organization. GAPPS’ goal is to serve as a social and intellectual forum for students pursuing a degree or certificate in DPP. GAPPS is committed to public service, professional development and having fun.  Throughout […]