Alumni

We are proud of our alumni and the variety of jobs they hold. Below are statistics on recent graduate placement and a sample of placements of recent alumni.

Graduate Placement Statistics

Spring 2017-Fall 2018

Federal Government12%
State, provincial, or regional government in US2%
City, County, or other local government in US58%
Non-profit domestic-oriented18%
Private sector-not research/consulting10%

Map of Alumni Serving as Town/City or County Manager

Map of Alumni Job Placements
***Counties shaded in gold show locations where MPA alumni have served as public officials in county offices. Yosef icons indicate cities or towns where MPA alumni have served their respective municipalities.

 

 

RECENT PRE-SERVICE (INTERNSHIPS) ALUMNI PLACEMENTS


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

  • US Marshall’s Office / Charlotte
  • Department of Homeland Security / Charlotte

LOCAL and STATE GOVERNMENT

  • Town Manager’s Office / Town of Beech Mountain
  • Town Manager’s Office / Town of Wilkesboro
  • Town Manager’s Office / Town of Blowing Rock
  • Lenoir Downtown Development / City of Lenoir Economic Development
  • Town Manager’s Office / Town of Dobson
  • Town Manager’s Office / Town of Troy
  • County Manager’s Office / Yadkin County
  • Town Manager’s Office / Town of Boone
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments Planning / Hickory
  • Police Department / Town of King
  • Emergency Management / Watauga County
  • Emergency Management / Avery County
  • UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station / Florida
  • Police Department / Town of Boone
  • Police Department / Hickory

NONPROFIT

  • Charlotte Hornets Foundation / Charlotte
  • Hunger and Health Coalition / Boone
  • Legacy Art Farm / Banner Elk
  • Western Youth Network / Boone
  • Insight Human Services / Winston-Salem

EDUCATION

  • Cultural Diversity Office / Appalachian State University

 

RECENT POST-MPA IN-SERVICE PLACEMENTS

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

  • FBI in Raleigh
  • Federal Police in Washington DC
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs Program Officer
  • US Army Officer

LOCAL and STATE GOVERNMENT

  • Police Department Officers in Winston-Salem
  • Emergency Management Director in Watauga County
  • Assistant to City Manager in Winston-Salem
  • Business and Industry Manager in Davidson County Workforce Development
  • County Manager in Rockingham County
  • Boone Police Department Officers
  • Town Manager in Green Level
  • Register of Deeds in Guilford County
  • Downtown Development in Gastonia
  • Budget Analyst in Asheville
  • Budget Analyst in Hendersonville
  • Administrative Assistant in Marshville
  • Associate Budget Analyst in Charlotte
  • Budget Analyst in Charlotte
  • Police Officer in Phoenix AZ
  • Planner at Western Piedmont Council of Governments
  • Downtown Support Specialist in Boone
  • Compliance Officer at High Country Council of Governments

NONPROFIT ADMINISTRATION

  • Outreach Assistant at Safe Alliance in Charlotte
  • Communications and Outreach at New River Conservancy
  • Outreach at NFL Players Externship Program
  • Outreach Coordinator at Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture
  • Grants and Programs at Forsyth Arts Council
  • Program Specialist at Smart Start in Caldwell County

EDUCATION

  • Advancement Services Manager at Summit School in Winston-Salem
  • Coordinator at Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools


Main Campus Boone MPA Matriculation Data 2013-2014

 Initially EnrolledGraduated within 2 yrsGraduated within 3 yrsTotal Students Persisting to Graduation
Fall      20136566
Spring 20145555

 

 


"The alumni base is second to none, and provides continuous mentoring of new and old graduates alike." -MPA Alum