MPA Summer 2019 Workshops

Come join for our 2019 MPA Summer Workshops. Prepare for the MPAQE, Learn Resume Writing & Interviewing Skill and How to be a successful graduate student.


Name of Facilitator Topic of workshop Date Time Room
Elaine Yi Lu


How to be Successful in Graduate Studies Monday,

July 15

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Jovanny Suriel Resume writing and

Interview skills


July 18


6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Angelica Mantovani MPAQE preparation Monday, August 12 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Angelica Mantovani MPAQE preparation Tuesday,

August 13

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Angelica Mantovani  MPAQE preparation Wednesday,

August 14

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Angelica Mantovani MPAQE preparation Thursday,

August 15

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100

Summer 2019 Workshop Schedule final

MPA Writing Workshops at The Writing Center

June 2019 Public Management Writing Workshop Schedule in the Writing Center, Room 1.120 NB
Starting Date: Tuesday, June 4
Ending Date: Wednesday, July 3
Students MUST sign up for workshops in advance either in person (Room 1.68 NB), by phone (212-237-8569) or online (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9WNDLN6), and must arrive to the workshops on time.

June 2019 Public Management Writing Workshop Schedule in the Writing Center



Collection & Distribution of Textbooks for Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Distribution of textbooks and iPads has begun!  MPA Services is located in Suite 523.07 Haaren Hall (T- building).

We will be collecting and distributing textbooks/tablets from Monday, January 14th to Thursday, February 14th, 2019.

Please Note: You must bring a state or JJC student ID and a copy of your course schedule when you come to pick up your textbooks/iPad.

MPA on-campus students must complete the DT Textbooks Form  which is used for both returns and new loans. If you do not have a completed form, you will be given a form to fill out before you are served by the MPA Services staff.  

MPA students in the MPA-PPA or MPA-IO online programs, who do not live in NYC (five Boroughs), have the option of getting their textbooks mailed to them and return them by mail (return is at the students’ cost).

  • To obtain books you should complete the DT Textbooks Form and scan/email the signed form with a copy of your class schedule to mpaadvising@jjay.cuny.edu and the books will be mailed to you.
  • To return the books, use the same form and mail the books to John Jay College MPA Services Room 523.07T, 524 West 59th. Street New York, NY, 10019. You will receive an email confirming receipt of the books.
  • On-campus students who borrowed an iPad for the semester are allowed to hold onto the iPad for the next Semester, if and only if, they are enrolled in at least one the following courses: PAD 700 , 713 , 739 , 747 , 755 , 758 , 771                                                                          

The Book-room is located in room 523T Haaren Hall Building and will be open for collection and distribution as follow:

Spring 2019 Distribution

Week 1

Monday, January 14, 2019                                     1:00PM – 7:00PM

Tuesday, January 15, 2019                                     1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, January 16, 2019                               1:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, January 17, 2019                                   1:00PM – 7:00PM

Week 2

Tuesday, January 22, 2019                                   1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, January 23, 2019                              1:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, January 24, 2019                                  1:00PM – 7:00PM

Saturday, January 26, 2019                                   10:00AM – 4:00PM

Week 3

Monday, January 28, 2019                                   1:00PM – 7:00PM

Tuesday, January 29, 2019                                   1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, January 30, 2019                             1:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, January 31, 2019                                  1:00PM – 7:00PM

Saturday, February 2, 2019                                  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Week 4

Monday, February 4, 2019                                     1:00PM – 7:00PM

Tuesday, February 5, 2019                                     1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, February 6, 2019                               1:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, February 7, 2019                                  1:00PM – 7:00PM

Week 5

Monday, February 11, 2019                                  1:00PM – 7:00PM

Wednesday, February 13, 2019                            1:00PM – 7:00PM

Thursday, February 14, 2019                                1:00PM – 7:00PM

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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
including questions on careers. Read more