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Professional Development and Educational Resources

Learning doesn't stop when you leave the Ford School.  The career services team is here for you whether you want to upgrade your skills, change jobs, or brush up on a policy issue. Check out the resources below. Staff is available as time...
State & Hill

From grounded to global

May 3, 2023
"One positive international experience can flip a switch, change a student's academic and professional trajectory. You never know what that experience might be," says Dan Ellis, assistant director of the International Policy Center (IPC). He and...

Ford School joins Spelman College Research Day, lends support

Apr 25, 2023
In a return to her alma mater, Ford School interim dean Celeste Watkins-Hayes visited Spelman College to elevate the visibility of the Ford School at the nation’s top-ranked Historically Black College  and to strengthen the relationship between the...

Critical tools in preschool program design maximize investments

Jan 13, 2022
As the Biden administration and early childhood advocates across the country push for universal preschool for all three- and four-year-olds, Christina Weiland, professor of education and public policy at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of...

Professional Development Fund helps jumpstart careers

Aug 14, 2014
With valuable educational opportunities beckoning in cities near and far, Ford School students benefit from supplemental funding that allows them to take advantage of career-enhancing programs. Every year the school sponsors 10-15 such students...