Departments and Research Centers

Graduate Career Services

GCS provides students with information about the variety of career choices available with a policy degree, connects students and policy employers, assists students in creating an individual strategy for their career goals, and offers support through the career planning and the job search process.

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Staff

Claire E. Davidson

Student Engagement Coordinator
As the Student Engagement Coordinator in Graduate Career Services, Claire promotes career development events and opportunities to assist students as they pursue their career-related goals. She also provides career advising and leads workshops for…
Staff

Elisabeth A. Johnston

Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Elisabeth Johnston is the assistant director, alumni relations and joined the Ford School in January 2011 as the alumni relations manager. In this role, she serves as the primary liaison to the Ford School Alumni Board, partners with Graduate Career…
Staff

Jennifer Niggemeier

Director of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations
As Director, Jennifer is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations and also co-leads the Ford’s School new Leadership Initiative. In her role, Jennifer works closely with graduate students,…
Staff

Shiyu Nitsos

Administrative Assistant, Graduate Career Services & Alumni Relations
Shiyu Nitsos joined the Ford School in July 2018. She provides administrative support for the operations and programs of the Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations Office at the Ford School of Public Policy. Shiyu grew up in China and…
Staff

Casey M. Sullens

Employer Relations Manager
As a member of the Ford School Graduate Career Services Team, Casey works to develop, cultivate, and manage relationships and recruitment activities with government agencies, international organizations, non-profits, and the private sector to benefit…
Staff

Peter Vasher

Associate Director, Graduate Career Services
As Associate Director, Peter works with Ford School students to discover future career paths, navigate their career journey, and develop/enhance professional competencies and skills. He leads workshop development in the office, plans career…
News

January Career Expo taps Ford School’s global community

Jan 29, 2021
Finding opportunity among the continued challenges of the coronavirus, the Ford School’s traditional career trip to Washington, DC took on a new and expanded approach this year in the form of a three-day virtual January Graduate Student Career Expo...
News

A Q&A with Iqra Nasir, 2020 Riecker Fellow

Oct 8, 2020
Iqra Nasir (MPP/MS ‘21) was selected as one of the two 2020 Riecker Michigan Delegation Fellows. Named for Margaret (Ranny) Riecker, a longtime friend and generous benefactor of the Ford School, this fellowship sends competitively selected graduate...
Career Development

Alumni in Residence conversation with Lesley Miller

Mar 25, 2021, 8:00-9:00 pm EDT
Join us for the Alumni in Residence conversation with Lesley Miller (MPP/MBA '93) Deputy Representative of UNICEF in Viet Nam, focusing on advancing the rights and well-being of the most disadvantaged children and adolescents.

Alumni in Residence conversation with Nicole Shepardson

Feb 22, 2021, 12:00-12:50 pm EST
Join us for the Alumni in Residence conversation with Nicole Shepardson (MPP '01), policy team leader and senior protection policy officer in the Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration at the U.S. Department of State.  
Career Development

Career Conversation with Eric Beinhart & Gregory Ducot, U.S. Department of Justice

Jan 29, 2020, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EST
Weill Hall Room 3240
Please join us for a Career Talk & Seminar with Eric Beinhart and Gregory Ducot from U.S. Department of Justice in conversation with Associate Professor John Ciorciari, director of Weiser Diplomacy Center and International Policy Center about the Practice of International Development.
Ford School

Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 12, 2018, 6:00-7:15 pm EDT
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Returning Ford School Master's students completing summer internship experiences will have the opportunity to reflect/and pitch their policy impact and skills gained during their summer internship experience to a panel of esteemed judges.