2020 MPA Winter Workshops

Come join our 2020 MPA Winter Workshops. Take advantage of these opportunities to enhance your graduate education. Detailed information about the workshops can be found below.

Name of Facilitator Topic of workshop Date Time Room
Ned Benton Capstone Workshop Jan. 9th. Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Blazina-Mantovani MPAQE Intensive Writing Workshop Jan. 13th. Monday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Blazina-Mantovani MPAQE Intensive Writing Workshop Jan. 14th. Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Blazina-Mantovani MPAQE Intensive Writing Workshop Jan. 15th. Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Blazina-Mantovani MPAQE Intensive Writing Workshop Jan. 16th. Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Minyoung Ku and Henry Smart An Introduction to Simulation-Based Decision Making Jan. 21st. Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. L2.72.06
Iralma Pozo Becoming a CPA- 150 Hour Rule and Beyond Jan. 22nd. Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NB 1.100
Minyoung Ku and Henry Smart Techniques and Tools for Simulation-Based Decision Making Jan. 23rd. Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. L2.72.06

Winter 2020 Free MPA Workshops

Students show up for 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:

Date: January 9th. Thursday

Room: NB 1.100

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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 Workshops will explain the grading instrument, allow students to assess previous exams and scores, and prepare them for the exam.  These workshops are for students who have failed the MPAQE when taken in PAD 700, and also for students who need to take the exam for the first time.  At the end of these workshops, the MPAQE will be administered, so there will be an opportunity to pass the test.

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

All of these workshops will be held in NB 1.100 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Following is the schedule:

Monday, Jan. 13th. Intensive writing workshop-I

Tuesday, Jan. 14th. Intensive writing workshop-II

Wednesday, Jan. 15th.  Intensive writing workshop-III

Thursday, Jan. 16th. Intensive writing workshop–IV

Instructor: Prof. Angelica Blazina-Mantovani

An Introduction to Simulation-Based Decision Making 

Date: Tuesday, January 21st.

Room: NB 1.100

Time: from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Use this link to RSVPhttps://bit.ly/2ujE4ss

Description: This workshop is designed to provide students with an introduction to Policy Decision-Making with the Aid of Computer Simulations. Advanced technologies such as high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and big data are changing the policymaking landscape by promoting better-informed decision-making. Computer simulation models are one of the new technologies that are available for decision-makers in the public and non-profit sectors. In this workshop, students will learn the on-going changes in public policy decision-making and gain a basic understanding of how computer simulation models can help decision-makers in the public and non-profit sectors solve “wicked” problems in diverse policy domains, from disaster management to public health, to global warming. The showcase of simulation-based decision making will also take place during the workshop.

Instructors:  Prof. Minyoung Ku and Prof. Henry Smart

Becoming a CPA– 150 Hour Rule and Beyond

Date: Wednesday, January 22nd.

Room: NB 1.100

Time: from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Description: In this workshop, students will learn the requirements for becoming a CPA in New York State. There are some myths floating around about what the 150-Semester Hour Pathway to becoming a CPA is.

What students will learn in this workshop:

  • Demystifying the 150-hour rule
  • Planning your education to prepare for the future of work while meeting educational requirements to become a CPA
  • Funding your way to become a CPA

This workshop will be interactive. Students will be given a few scenarios similar to actual students in the Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics program (FEFF) and be guided to come up with a plan to make the student meet the requirements.

A tip sheet will be provided to students so that they can make their own decisions along with their education and career journey.

Instructor: Prof. Iralma Pozo, CPA and Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics program (FEFF) instructor.

Techniques and Tools for Simulation-Based Decision Making

Date: Thursday, January 23rd.

Room: NB 1.100

Time: from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Use this link to RSVPhttps://bit.ly/2ujE4ss

Description: This workshop is designed to provide students with an introduction to some of the tools and techniques used to simulate solutions to wicked problems. Students will receive hands-on experience with established computer simulation models that are used by practitioners to make a public policy decision in the real world. Example models will be used to demonstrate how technology can be used to project policy outcomes that derive from hypotheticals. Through the lab exercise, students will also learn how policy decision-makers can benefit from computer simulations to account for the known elements of a public problem.

Instructors: Prof. Minyoung Ku and Prof. Henry Smart   

 

 

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
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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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