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2014 Employment Survey Proves Value of Maxwell MPA and MA IR Degrees

Graduate Hiring Statistics for 2014 Graduates Finalzed

Hiring Statistics for 2014 Graduates Finalized

2014 Employment Survey Proves Continued Value of Maxwell PA and IR Graduate Degrees

With a 95% post graduate employment rate our most recent employment survey shows just how strong hiring is for Maxwell MPA and MA IR graduates!

2014 MPA Graduate Employment Statistics

2014 MA IR Graduate Employment Statistics

The Maxwell Schools Center for Career Development just finalized the 2014 Employment Statistics for MPA and MA IR program graduates. This survey, revised to collect even more robust data, was first administered in April/May 2014 (even before most students finished their studies). The results show that a majority of our 2014 graduates secured their positions either before graduation or within 3 months.  These results continue to prove that our PA and IR programs, prepare our students well for the careers they desire.  And the really good news this year is the timeline.  After several years of a sluggish economy, we are pleased to see such high rates of employment early on.

We are also equally happy with the diversity of employment across the various sectors and across areas of functionality, further proving the versatility of our PA and IR degrees in preparing graduates for the careers they seek.

Recently a prospective student commented that they loved that Maxwell was not shy about our employment statistics. Not only do we make them readily available on line, but we also showcased the hiring of our graduates very proudly.  As an admissions director, I know that deciding to earn a professionally focused graduate degree is not always an easy decision. Taking on additional debt (which is a reality for the majority of our students) can indeed be daunting, especially in these times of global economic insecurity.  But, we are proud of our graduates’ professional success.  We know that this investment – of time, hard work and money, is well worth it.  Our annual statistics just continue to prove this point, year after year.

So, while there may be some costs to moving forward with your educational goals, please keep in mind that there is nothing more worthwhile than making an investment in yourself, developing the skills and knowledge you need, and being part of a strong public service focused community, so that you can move forward in a career – and life path – that will bring personal and professional fulfillment.  If you are currently considering our offer of admission for the 2015 entering classes – here is further proof of the potential result of that investment!

Employers and positions taken are detailed on page two of the summary reports (links above).  Below are just a few highlights:

Federal Employment:
US Department of State:  Special Agent, Political Affairs Officer, Foreign Services Officer
US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning and Development Specialist
GSA, Data Analytics Specialist
US AID Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), Information Officer
US GAO, Financial Markets & Community Investment Analyst

State & Local Government:
State of California, Legislative Analyst’s Office, Fiscal and Policy Analyst
NYS Homes and Community Renewal, Empire Fellow
Maryland Department of Budget and Management, Budget Analyst/Economist
City of Mesquite, TX, Management Analyst
Arizona Governor’s Office, Budget Analyst

Brookings Institute, Research Assistant/Communications Coordinator
World Bank, Consultant
Denver Public Schools, Coordinator, School Community Development and Change Management
Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, Communications Associate
World Food Programme, External Relations Consultant
Village Hopecore International, Micro-Enterprise Fellow and Program Coordinator
Chemonic’s International, Associate
Oregon Natural Desert Association, Membership Coordinator
United Nations, Mexico City Office, Research Specialist
Secure Community Network, Intelligence Research Analyst
Home Headquarters, Grant and Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
World Resources Institute, Research Analyst

International Government:
Embassy of Georgia, Mission to the US, Executive Assistant to the Ambassador
Japan International Cooperation Agency, Program Officer
Government of India, Joint Security Analyst
Ministry of Culture, Peru, Advisor to the Minister’s Office
Government of Pakistan, Federal Board of Revenue
Government of Paraguay, Financial Inclusion, Planning and Economic Development

Agri-Pulse Communications, Associate Editor
Arcadis, Consultant
CSC, Consultant
Deloitte Consulting, Business Process Reengineering
KPMG, Training Coordinator
Ahram Online, Freelance Journalist, Analyst, Writer, Producer
Lockheed Martin, Contract Negotiator
Panorama Education, Client Services Manager
The Lewin Group, Research Consultant
GE, Middle East North Africa, Financial Management

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