MPA January Workshops

Winter 2019 Free MPA Workshops

Students attend the MPA workshops in the rooms given below.  There is no need to Register for the workshops ahead of time; just show up.

CAPSTONE Preparation Workshop:

Thursday, Jan. 7th.

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Room: NB 1.82

Description: Get a head start on your capstone project by attending this orientation to the course.  This workshop is recommended for students taking the capstone in the next academic year.

Instructor: Dr. Ned Benton

MPAQE Preparation Workshops:

Description:  The MPAQE Workshop will explain the grading instrument, allow students to assess previous exams and scores, and prepare them for the exam.  This workshop is for students who have failed the MPAQE when taken in PAD 700 and for students who need to take the exam for the first time.  At the end of this workshop, the MPAQE will be administered, so there will be an opportunity to pass the test.

It is beneficial for students to attend all three of the intensive MPAQE writing workshops.  Attending these workshops will definitely prepare you better to pass the MPAQE.

Following is the schedule:

Monday, Jan. 7th. Intensive writing workshop-I  –Room 201 HH —4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 8th. Intensive writing workshop-II Room NB 1.82– 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9th.  Intensive writing workshop-III  —Room NB 1.82–6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Instructor: Prof. Angelica Mantovani is a John Jay Alumni receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Psychology and her Master’s in Public Administration- Inspector General.  She worked as a Writing Center tutor for eight years. Currently, she is in her ninth year as an Adjunct with the Public Administration Department.

John Jay Careers Online and Networking Skills

Monday, January 14th.

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Room: 201 HH (Haaren Hall)

Description: Learn how to access the Career Center in a proactive way that sets you up for success from the beginning of your academic career and supports you throughout.. Come and learn about our services and how to best utilize the CCPD. Learn also how to succeed in an interview and build networking skills. In this workshop we will discuss the checklist of what to do to prepare for your interview from the moment you get the call to after you have completed the interview.

Instructor: Prof. Jovanny A. Suriel, Ed.M., M.AHe is the Associate Director of Career Services, MPA Careers; Center for Career and Professional Development of John Jay College.  He is also a professor in the department of Public Management.

How to use SPSS ( Beginning and Intermediate)

Wednesday, Jan. 16th

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Room: L2.72.04

Description:  This workshop is designed for those with first and second-level statistics proficiency.  The format for each topic will consist of a brief conceptual introduction that provides relevant details for the process being covered.  The student will then perform specific procedures on a data set to generate an output.  These results will then be used to identify the major aspects of the statistical process.

Instructor:  Prof. Rainer Kroll, PhD


Winter 2019 MPA Workshop schedule–

Forensic Scholars Discovery Workshop

We’re pleased to announce the John Jay/KPMG Forensic Scholars Discovery Workshop is back!  Please consider applying!

What is the KPMG Forensic Scholars Discover Program?

The two-day workshop gives students a first-hand look at a career in forensic advisory services and an
opportunity to make contacts and form relationships they can use later on in their careers. KPMG
Forensic sponsors the workshop for the spring 2019 semester. Each workshop will start with an orientation to our practice. The program is structured to introduce
students to the fundamentals of four core KPMG Forensic service areas: Investigations,
Litigation/Dispute Advisory, Regulatory Compliance, and Forensic Technology. Through a combination
of interactive presentations and case study discussions led by senior-level forensic professionals, students
will gain an understanding of the strategy, technical approach and methodologies used by forensic
professionals in addressing client needs and providing solutions.
Each student will be paired with a KPMG Forensic mentor at the start of the workshop. Time will be
allocated for one-on-one discussions with mentors on topics under study and other relevant topics
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2019-2020 Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program

The 2019-2020  Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program is now open.  Each year The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Foundation awards over 20 of these scholarships and many of our undergraduate and graduate students have an excellent chance of receiving the scholarship.  Please encourage your students to apply.  I think it helps pulling your superstars aside individually to encourage them and also gives you a chance to complement them for their successes in your class.

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MPA Textbook and i-Pad Return Dates for Fall 2018

Greetings MPA Students,

Please make sure you return your textbooks/i-pads for this semester. Here are the dates we’ll be open!

Week 1

Monday, December 10, 2018                                      1:00PM – 7:00PM

Tuesday, December 11, 2018                                      1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, December 12, 2018                               1:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, December 13, 2018                                    1:00PM – 7:00PM

Saturday, December 15, 2018                                     10:00AM – 4:00PM

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Job Opportunity with The Yleana Leadership Academy

The Yleana Leadership Academy is interested in hiring for a full-time, year-round Non-Profit Operations Manager position to start immediately. The Yleana Leadership Academy is a SAT summer camp that is part SAT boot camp, part higher order thinking skills development, part leadership academy, part on-campus college experience, and part traditional summer camp.

Major areas of responsibility include driving revenue to our for-profit arm through sales and marketing of an extant product, overseeing budgeting and finance as well as spearheading programs and general operations duties.  This position has enormous opportunity for growth and is an excellent way to learn all aspects of operating a successful non-profit organization. The Operations Manager will also have the opportunity to explore relevant areas such as fundraising/grant-writing, event planning, youth development, and curriculum development.
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