Description of the video:When I started the City of Chicago Mayoral Fellowship, and when people heard the Indiana University name it automatically impressed a lot of my peers. I presented, and emphasized, the fact that I had these professional skill sets that the MPA from IUN and SPEA had given me. So students can come from a variety of backgrounds, and still kind of choose a track that works best for their career.
Also, as part of their regular coursework, they have the opportunity to interact with local organizations.
So they allowed me to bring into the classroom, where I was getting the formal hard skills plus the theory, practical living experiences, that I was experiencing while I was the clerk treasurer of Highland.
Many of our students, they're enrolled in the NPA because they need a masters degree to move up in their organization, so it can help them career wise, to move up and advance that way. This is a very reputable program, with some awesome faculty members. So I think that from here the sky's the limit