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APPAM Academic Job Market Webinar: "You're Hired!" 

Are you a policy student interested in the academic job market but unfamiliar with the landscape?
 
If so, APPAM invites you to listen to the recorded webinar to learn the fundamentals of timing, preparation, and other important essentials for policy students interested in academia and faculty positions. The webinar was held on Tuesday, June 6th.
 
When you listening to the recording below, you will learn when and how to begin preparing for your position in academia, what your portfolio must include, and how to ace the interview. 
 

 

#2017APPAM Webinar: "Getting Accepted"

Ever wonder why some sessions get accepted and others don't? Check out the recorded webinar for tips on getting your Fall Research Conference submission to stand out!
 

 

The Wonk Podcast

APPAM is excited to announce the launch of its very own student podcast! The Wonk will examine the biggest policy issues of Capturetoday discussed by expert practitioners, researchers, and academics, but explained by students, for students. 
 
Episodes will cover emerging trends in public policy, research trends, and answers to student questions about preparing for a career in public policy. 
 
The Wonk is produced by Mallory Flowers, PhD Student, Georgia Institute of Technology, Spence Purnell, MPA, Policy Analyst, R Street Institute, and members of the APPAM Student Advisory Committee.

 

Featured Episode: Welcome to The Wonk

In this episode hosts Mallory Flowers and Spence Purnell will give an overview of the podcast, including what to expect, what policy topics will be covered, and how APPAM can assist policy student and young professionals as they begin their policy careers.

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The Wonk, Episode 1: Why is my rent so high? 

As young people flock to cities, more and more notice the burden of high rent. Why is rent so high, and how do we know when it's a problem? Spence breaks down rental markets with urban economist Dr. Sam Staley: how do we measure changes in the housing market, how do we decide between good and bad development, and who are the YIMBY unicorns?

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The Wonk, Episode 2: Machine Learning for Policy Analysis

What do machine learning and policy analysis have in common? Can machine learning technologies be applied to policy issues? How can machine learning applications use data to predict and classify objects? Menbere Shiferaw, PhD Student at the NYU Wager Graduate School of Public Service, and Dr. Susan Athey, Professor of Economics and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, investigate machine learning applications in the context of policy analysis.

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Please stay turned for future episodes!
 
To provide comments or topic suggestions for The Wonk Podcast, please email Meghan Grenda at mgrenda@appam.org.
 
 
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