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#2023APPAM Career and Phd Program Fair

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Career and PhD Program Fair

We are excited to host our inaugural Career and PhD Program Fair this fall to connect employers and schools to students in the fields of public policy, management, and administration. This event is an opportunity for APPAM student members and recent graduates to connect with institutions, organizations, and companies for informational and informal discussions about careers that typically attract public policy graduates. The fair is also an opportunity for PhD programs to host an informational table to talk about their program offerings with interested students. The fair will be held in conjunction with our Annual Fall Research Conference in Atlanta this year.

November 10, 1:00-3:00PM | Hyatt Regency |  Atlanta, GA

Participating Organizations Attendee  Information FAQ

 

Participating Organizations

APPAM is excited to welcome over 50 employer & PhD program tables this November! Please see below for the current list of participating organizations and see the fair map & directory here.

Employers

Abt Associates
American Institutes for Research
Claremont Graduate University
DNV
Fors Marsh
Georgia Tech - School of Public Policy
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Mathematica
MDRC
RAND Corporation
Strategic Data Project, Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University
University of Delaware - Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration
The University of Texas, Dallas
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty
Urban Institute
Westat

 

PhD Programs

American University - School of Public Affairs (SPA)
Brandeis University - The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Claremont Graduate University
Clemson University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy
Florida State University
Georgia State University - Department of Public Management
Georgia State University - Department of Economics
Georgia Tech - School of Public Policy
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)
Maastricht University / United Nations University-MERIT
New York University - The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Northeastern University
Pardee RAND Graduate School
Princeton University
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University, Newark
Syracuse University
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
The Ohio State University, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
The University of Texas, Dallas
University at Albany - Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy (SUNY)
University of Arkansas, College of Education and Health Professions, Education Reform
University of Delaware - Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration
University of Georgia, School of Public & International Affairs
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Minnesota - Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Missouri
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Department of Public Policy
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
University of Southern California, Price School of Public Policy
University of Washington - Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University

Virginia Commonwealth University, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

 

Attendees

Interested in a PhD? Meet with PhD Program representatives to learn about the differences between programs, what being a PhD student is like, what courses a particular program offers, and what kinds of benefits and services are offered to students. 

Entering the job market soon? Meet with potential employers from both Atlanta and all around the country to learn about how to prepare for the job market, what to expect from the interview & hiring process, typical hiring timelines, job opportunities & requirements, and much more. 

Undergraduate & Masters Students:

  • Check out the #2023APPAM program highlights for the afternoon of Friday, November 10 here.
  • Learn more about Masters-level degrees and career path options here.

APPAM Career & PhD Program Fair registration is free for APPAM conference attendees, but required to attend. Registration can be found in the main conference registration or email registration@appam.org to add an existing registration. 

Career & PhD Program Fair Questions

Questions & Answers

Q: I already take part in the PhD Fair, can I take part as an employer too?

A:

Yes. But please note that if you choose to have both a Career and a PhD Program table, you must have separate staff for both tables as the tables will not be next to each other.

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Q: Who should take part in the career fair?

A:

Any national or local organizations who hire graduates in the fields of policy, data science, public affairs, economics, statistical analysis, and other relevant public policy research fields. 

 

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Q: Will you still offer interview space to institutional members?

A:

Yes, more information on requesting interview space can be found here and must be submitted by October 4. 

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Q: I’m not attending the rest of the conference. Do I need to pay to register?

A:

Full conference registration is not required for table staff. APPAM will offer two complimentary fair-only access passes to the Career and PhD Fair tables.

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Q: I’d like to attend the rest of the conference. Are there other ways I can meet with attendees throughout the three-day conference?

A:

Please view our sponsorship opportunities and exhibit opportunities here.

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Q: Why should I participate as an employer?

A:

APPAM will host 1,000 student members at our Annual Fall Research Conference, all of whom have the opportunity to participate in the Career and PhD Program Fair. This diverse group of student members are from top undergraduate, master’s, and PhD programs around the country studying policy, public management, public affairs, economics, health policy, political science, and data science. Many APPAM student members are on the job market and ready to begin their post-graduate careers. Additionally, the 50 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) travel fellowship recipients will be on hand to meet with potential employers, as well as local students and recent graduates from area schools. 

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Q: Why should I participate as a PhD program?

A:

This diverse group of student members are from top undergraduate and master's programs. Many APPAM student members are looking to pursue their PhD and are on the search for the right program. Additionally, the 50 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) travel fellowship recipients will be on hand to meet with potential graduate schools and PhD programs, as well as local students and recent graduates from area schools.

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Q: How do I sign up?

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This year's registration is complimentary. Please use this form to request your table by September 29. Table space is limited and may sell out. Tables will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

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