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



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–

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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