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Tackling the GRE Section-by-Section: Part II — Quantitative Reasoning

This is the second post in our blog series on breaking down the GRE. This week’s post focuses on the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GRE. This section includes basic mathematics as well as data analysis. If you weren’t an A student in math class or if it’s been a while since you studied mathematical concepts, the tips below will help you prepare...

Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week

During the week of May 5, the Partnership for Public Service hosts Public Service Recognition Week. The event celebrates the work of our nation’s public servants and also educates the public on the many roles filled by public service employees. As part of the celebration, government agencies, mayors, governors, and public service organizations host special events and deliver messages about the importance of our country’s service employees...

Understanding the GRE

As the next MPA@UNC application deadline approaches, you may be looking for resources and tips to help you prepare for test day. MPA@UNC has put together a brief overview of the test and resources you may find useful to review when planning for and taking the GRE...

Tackling the GRE Section by Section: Part I—Verbal Reasoning

Taking the GRE is an important step toward being admitted to graduate school, and even though it’s a test that often causes anxiety for students, there are several important steps you can take to be prepared for test day. Over the next few weeks, MPA@UNC will be addressing how to prepare for the different parts of the GRE, including sections on verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing...

Our National Parks: The Pride of America [Infographic]

The United States is home to world’s most extensive system of protected public lands—the U.S. National Park System. The system includes more than 450 natural, historical, recreational, and cultural areas throughout the United States, its territories, and island possessions—more than 84 million acres in total...

Can Green Tape Make An Effective Bureaucracy?

When people think of bureaucracy, thoughts of rules, regulations, “red tape,” or slow-moving actions may come to mind. But there can be benefits to bureaucratic approaches to management, and these benefits can result in transparency, guidance, consistency, and simplicity for an organization and its employees...