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Career Talk

"What can I do with a Masters degree in Public Policy?"

"How does the Ford School support graduate students' efforts to narrow down career interests, identify potential employers, and secure excellent internships and jobs?"

"What kind of help do Ford School alumni offer to students searching for jobs or internships?"

"How does the required summer internship fit with and reinforce the classroom experience at the Ford School?"

Over time, this new podcast series will explore those questions and many more.


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Tom talks with Michigan College Access Network's (MCAN) new Executive Director and Ford School alumna, Brandy Johnson-Faith discusses Michigan education policy.
Tom Phillips and Brandy Johnson-Faith. April 5, 2010.
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Working in 'big' city politics/government. Alumna Jennifer Cruickshank discusses her work with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.
Tom Phillips and Jennifer Cruickshank. November 19, 2009.
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Alumnus Alan Jaffe discusses his career at RBC Capital Markets, in public finance, and how an MPA works in the field of investment banking.
Tom Phillips and Alan Jaffe. October 22, 2009.
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Ford School alumnus Jomo Thorne discusses his dual major (MPP/MBA) experience at Michigan and his work at PG&E.
Tom Phillips and Jomo Thorne. October 6, 2009.
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Alumnus Jeff Ebihara discusses Program in Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) and the fluidity of his career in the public and private sectors
Tom Phillips and Jeff Ebihara. July 7, 2009.
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Direct Relief International COO and Ford School alum Annie Maxwell discusses her career in nonprofit management
Annie Maxwell and Tom Phillips. April 20, 2009.
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Alumnus Matt Naud discusses careers involving the environment and local government
Matt Naud and Tom Phillips. February 19, 2009.
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Alumnus Matt Wells discusses Careers on Capitol Hill
Tom Phillips and Matt Wells. December 2, 2008.
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Ford School alumnus Dileepan Sivapathasundaram discusses careers in International Development and Democracy/Civil Society
Tom Phillips and Dileepan Sivapathasundaram. October 8, 2008.
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Ford School alumna Kelly Janiga discusses careers in Social Enterprise/Entrepreneurship
Tom Phillips and Kelly Janiga. September 18, 2008.
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Alumnus Dave Rivait talks about forging a successful career in the federal government
Tom Phillips and Alumnus Dave Rivait. June 23, 2008.
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Alumna Lisa Nuszkowski discusses her career in state politics
Tom Phillips and Lisa Nuszkowski. June 2, 2008.
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Alumnus Doug Brook, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, describes a policy career that includes work in both the public and private sectors
Tom Phillips and Doug Brook. May 12, 2008.
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U.S. Department of State Careers. Guest: Adrienne O'Neal, Diplomat in Residence, University of Michigan
Tom Phillips and Adrienne O’Neal. April 18, 2008.
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Careers in the Federal Government: The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program. Guest: Jennifer Niggemeier, Director, Graduate Career Services.
Tom Phillips, and Jennifer Niggemeier. March 25, 2008.
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