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As career opportunities come into the Department of Public Policy (DPP), we will post them for students and alumni on the DPP’s LinkedIn site. We receive constant appeals for our students and graduates to apply for jobs both locally and nationally. Please request to join our private group: “University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy.”
The Department of Public Policy (DPP) has a robust calendar of events for students and alumni and will email alumni with an invitation to each event. We encourage you to be part of the DPP alumni community!
To mention just a few regularly scheduled events:
The fall “Meet and Greet” for faculty, students, and alumni, co-sponsored by Pi Pi Alpha is a great icebreaker for students from different graduating classes to learn from each other, as well as to network with faculty and local alumni. In addition, there are two alumni-only events each year – one in the fall and one in the spring. Join in and socialize, learn, and network with your fellow alums! Specific event information will be updated here as well as on the DPP social media sites.
For more “real time” information about upcoming events, check the Department of Public Policy LinkedIn group conversations. If you aren’t a member of LinkedIn yet, join LinkedIn and then request to join our private group: University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy.
Check here on the 15th of each month to hear about the professional experiences and adventures of DPP alumni!
Do you wonder about the value of your alumni engagement with the Department of Public Policy? Read about Daniel Ray’s recent experience. He is a 2016 UConn Master of Public Health and Master of Public Administration graduate. Congratulations, Daniel!
“As an upcoming MPH/MPA graduate, I was looking for possible contacts in hospital administration that might be able to help me get my foot in the door at a hospital here in Connecticut. I came across Amanda Miller on LinkedIn and noticed she was an MPA grad from UConn and completed a fellowship with UConn Health’s John Dempsey Hospital. I drafted a LinkedIn message that night and I planned on sending it the next day.
Unbeknownst to me, Amanda was on the panel of a DPP sponsored seminar I was attending the next evening. I was shocked to see her there after just reading her profile online the previous evening. When the seminar ended I approached her and introduced myself. We talked about my career goals and she eventually convinced her bosses to hire me as an intern last summer, which then turned into a year‐long IPP internship through the DPP.
I was recently hired as an Administrative Fellow with UConn Health’s John Dempsey Hospital for the next two years! I will be rotating through the administrative and leadership departments at John Dempsey Hospital getting exposure to the entire management team in each department.
I owe it all to Amanda for making my first internship with the hospital happen!”
If you are interested in writing a blog post about your professional journey, please email Candace Fitzpatrick, Alumni Relations and Development. We’d love to hear how your graduate degree influenced you professional path, as well as any other work‐related stories or advice you care to share.