John Jay MPA Student Association
We giving back for Public Service Recognition. The Food Drive will take place May 7-10 in the New Building Atrium from 2:30-6:30PM. You can also leave food donations at our office L2.70.09NB. New Yorkers need the following items the most:
Most Needed Items:
canned fruit
canned vegetables
macaroni and cheese
peanut butter (plastic jars)
hot and cold cereal 
(packaged, family-sized)

We giving back for Public Service Recognition. The Food Drive will take place May 7-10 in the New Building Atrium from 2:30-6:30PM. You can also leave food donations at our office L2.70.09NB. New Yorkers need the following items the most:

Most Needed Items:

canned fruit

canned vegetables

macaroni and cheese

peanut butter (plastic jars)

hot and cold cereal

(packaged, family-sized)

The John Jay MPA Student Association invites all Public Administration students to join us as we celebrate Public Service Recognition Week. This is our final social networking event for the Spring semester, so let’s make the best of it! We welcome alumni, faculty and guests to attend.
RSVP at http://mpasocial.eventbrite.com/

The John Jay MPA Student Association invites all Public Administration students to join us as we celebrate Public Service Recognition Week. This is our final social networking event for the Spring semester, so let’s make the best of it! We welcome alumni, faculty and guests to attend.

RSVP at http://mpasocial.eventbrite.com/

A view of the events we attended for Spring 2012

Upcoming Events/Announcement

MPA Student Association and Center for Career & Professional Development Present:

MPA Alumni Career Panel
Wednesday, April 18th, 5:30-7 PM
Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 10th Ave New Building Entrance New York, NY 10019
Center for Career & Professional Development, L 72.00

Come hear John Jay Alumni speak about their career path, offer valuable advice, & answer your questions.

Panelists include:

Fe E. Florimon, Founder and President of Community Services with Faith Hope & Charity, Inc

Fred Sahakian, Information Technology Manager with the New York State Courts

Marie Springer, PhD student in Criminal Justice, Policy, Oversight & Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dean Tow, Director of Candidate Investigations at the NYC Fire Department

Excellent Networking Opportunity!  

Current Students & Alumni are invited to attend RSVP on John Jay Careers Online

Good Government Starts with Good People: Tips for Aspiring Public Administrators

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 6:15 PM
Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 10th Ave New Building Entrance New York, NY 10019
L. 61 Conference Room

RSVP  http://psrwjjay.eventbrite.com

In celebration of Public Service Recognition Week, join us for a panel on the experiences, challenges, and accomplishments of New York’s public servants, highlighting the achievements and innovations of Government.Q&A will follow the discussion.

Panelists include:

América Cañas, Director of Constituents Services, Office of the Public Advocate Bill de Blasio

Elizabeth DeLeon, Deputy Commissioner, Neighborhood Development Division, New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

Edna Wells Handy,Commissioner, New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS)

Alan Maisel  District 59th New York State Assembly

Mark Sanabria,Chief Administrative Office, New York City Department of Buildings

Moderated by:

Melia Polynice, MPASA President and ASPA New York Metro Chapter Board Member

Presented by:

General Meetings

We have 3 meetings left this semester. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 5:30pm

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 5:30pm (Election Meeting)

Read more about elections here

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 5:30pm

New Building L2.70.01 Office of Student Life


RSVP on http://www.facebook.com/jjmpasa/events

If you are interested in joining our leadership team, please nominate yourself or someone else you think might be interested. Just to summarize, the MPASA had a successful 2011-2012 academic year.

In the Fall  Fall 2011, we organized two guest speaker events, two socials and one faculty/student meet and greet. The first guest speaker was Mark Sanabria, John Jay Alumnus and Chief Administrative Officer NYC Building Department. He presented on his role as the Chief Administrative Officer, his various positions at the building department including intern and investigator. He also discussed the Buildings Department’s new initiatives that increase safety and productivity.

Our second guest speaker was Inspector General Martin Dickman of the US Railroad Retirement Board. Mr. Dickman has presented on several occasions at John Jay College, and each time he engages students by describing how he became an inspector general. This discussion focused on the political pressures and the importance of being a disinterested party. He also touched on the Long Island Railroad pension fraud case.

Last semester, we also hosted two social events, one was a partnership with the American Society for Public Administration for a holiday meet and greet. These events give students the opportunity to meet other students as well as professionals. These events encourage attendees to practice networking skills and make connections that forge stronger relationship with peers. We hope these events will teach students how to balance professional conversation topics, introduce and pitch ideas and most of all stay connected with the John Jay community.

This semester we partnered with Mary Ann Triest Associate Director for the Center for Career and Professional Development for two panels. The first panel included special agents from the Office of Inspector General of HUD and USPS. The second event is an MPA alumni panel.

We also have great events planned for Public Service Recognition Week.

NOMINATE NOW

April Events

Women in Government

RSVP  http://womeningovt.eventbrite.com

Join us for a panel discussion on the experiences of women in government, challenges faced by women in the sector, and the importance of increased gender diversity. A Q&A will follow the discussion and refreshments will be provided.

Presented by:

MPA Club

MPA Student Association and Center for Career & Professional Development Present:

MPA Alumni Career Panel
Wednesday, April 18th, 5:30-7 PM
Location: Center for Career & Professional Development, L 72.00  

  • Come hear John Jay Alumni speak about their career path, offer valuable advice, & answer your questions
  • Some Panelists include: Director  of the Candidate Investigations Division at the FDNY, an Information Technology Manager with the NY State Courts System, and a MPA PhD student

Excellent Networking Opportunity!  

Current Students & Alumni are invited to attend RSVP on John Jay Careers Online

Women in Government
MPASA Received the Phoenix Award today!

MPASA Received the Phoenix Award today!