School of Public Affairs

School of Public Affairs

The School of Public Affairs prepares students to become contributing members of their local, regional, national and global communities through instruction, research and community outreach.

We approach public policy using a wider lens than other universities. In addition to the political science-based interpretation of public policy, we integrate other disciplines and fields that directly contribute to the management of the public interest.

We are able to adopt this approach because of our excellent faculty. Our professors have distinguished track records and share the common goal of producing graduates who go on to have successful careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors

Upcoming 2017 Events 

Career/Job Fair Prep Party
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Atwood Ballroom

Education Abroad Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 25, Atwood Main Lounge

Power in Diversity Leadership Conference
Jan. 26-28, Atwood Memorial Center
Register now

State Department Career, Fellowship and Internship Opportunities 
10-11:15 a.m. Jan. 27, Atwood Theatre

Diversity Job and Internship Fair
1-4 p.m. Jan. 27, Atwood Second Floor

Winter Institute
Feb. 23-24, Atwood and 912 Regency Plaza
Register now

Speaking for Ourselves: A study with and for immigrant and refugee communities in the Twin Cities
3:30-4:15 p.m. March 2, Atwood Theatre

Heartland Economics Challenge
8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 3, Atwood

Huskies Internship and Job Fair
Noon-3:30 p.m. March 22, Atwood Ballroom

Quarterly Business Report Review & Regional Outlook
7:30-9 a.m., March 23, location TBD
Contact for free advance tickets

St. Cloud Talent Summit
April 6, River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud 
Advance registration required 

St. Cloud Talent Summit Alumni & Student Networking Event
4-6:30 p.m. April 6, Red Carpet Martini Lounge, St. Cloud

Student Research Colloquium
8 a.m.-8 p.m. April 18, Atwood
Intent to present deadline: Feb. 15

Spring Engagement Celebration
9-11 a.m. April 19, Atwood Ballroom

Quarterly Business Report Review & Regional Outlook
7:30-9 a.m. June 15, location TBD
Contact for free advance tickets