blingblang Posted July 30, 2010 Share Posted July 30, 2010 Okay, brief background: I have a BFA in Theatre Management. I did 4 internships in arts/cultural organizations in college and then worked in fundraising for two years at a museum. I just started a new fundraising position at a human service agency, and I'm loving it. In undergrad, I did a philosophy minor and was a course away from a public policy minor; my senior year I developed a very strong interest in social and educational policy. By the time I will start school in fall 2011, I will have 3 years of work experience (though with my internships I've been told it's more like 4 or 5). So, now I'm looking at graduate programs on the public policy side of things. My ultimate goal would be to work more on the programmatic side of a nonprofit or advocacy organization, or even in government, but not necessarily doing direct service. I'm thinking more policy analysis and evaluation. My interests are educational and social policy. Here are the programs I'm looking at now: - DePaul Master's of Public Service Management - Loyola Chicago MA in Urban Affairs - UIC MPA - Northwestern MA in Public Policy & Management Here are the questions: 1) As you can see, I'm in Chicago and I'd prefer to be doing part-time so I can stick around at this job for awhile. But I'd also take recommendations for great full-time and/or out-of-state programs. Anyone? 2) Anyone have a similar career goal, and if so, what degree did you go for? 3) Are these degrees too different from each other, i.e. will my recommenders have no clue what to be recommending me for? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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