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Public Administration Careers

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Start a career where you can make an impact.

If you’re anxious about getting a job after graduation, don’t worry – we’ve all been there. But good news: 100% of our 2020 public administration graduates found jobs, so you can too. Graduates establish successful careers as government officials, professional administrators, policy analysts, budget specialists, program managers, personnel counselors and governmental affairs directors for organizations, among others.

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What Recent Public Administration Graduates Do

Interested in serving your community, but not sure what career you could get after graduation? Take some advice from the people who came before you – here are some positions our recent graduates have earned.
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Director of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry
  • Youth Development Specialist
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Nonprofit Staff Attorney
  • City Administrator
  • Housing Coordinator
  • Environmental Program Associate
  • Grant Manager

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"My education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay gave me a foundation of knowledge in philanthropy, nonprofit management, and sound program design... With the help and guidance of professors, I was given real world opportunities at UWGB, which set me up for success as I went on to attain my master’s degree. My education gave me confidence in my skills and knowledge to take a chance and make a change – and I am fortunate enough to see that change every day!"

Ashley Skalecki '18
B.A. Public Adminstration | Grants Manager at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation

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Grad school gives you a leg up in your career.

By attending grad school, you can increase your earning potential, enhance your knowledge, expand your network and discover more about public administration. Some jobs may require master’s degrees.

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Learning Outcomes

These public administration learning outcomes list the skills and competencies a student will develop during their course of study. Upon completion of a public administration major at UW-Green Bay, students will have demonstrated:
  • an understanding of the process of public policy analysis and policy-making.  
  • the ability to collect, manage, evaluate, and apply data to make decisions and solve public and nonprofit problems.  
  • knowledge of ethics and the importance of their application to everyday decision-making in public and nonprofit organizations and public affairs.  
  • social responsibility in public service and other intentional engagement in the community.  
  • core skills of public and nonprofit management including leadership, collaboration, financial management, program evaluation, and human resource management.  
  • applied approaches to collaborating productively with diverse individuals and groups to promote effective communities, organizations, programs, and policies. 
Kerry Kuenzi Public Administration Associate Professor

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