Career


Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy wants to change how we think about body language. While most of us accept the idea that our body language can affect how others think of us, Cuddy has conducted research showing that it also can affect how we feel about ourselves. Body language is not only a mirror of our feelings, it can also be used to change our own self image...

Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

The global response to this 2010 TED Talk inspired Sheryl Sandberg to write her bestselling book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. As chief operating officer of Facebook, Sandberg is one of a handful of women to reach the upper ranks of corporate executives...

Career Management with Elisabeth: 8 Ways to Take Charge of Your Career in 2014

We’re excited to introduce a new feature on our blog “Career Management” with Elisabeth Zimowski, the MPA@UNC career services director. Each month, Elisabeth will share career management advice for professionals looking to change or advance their careers...

MPA, MPP, or MBA: Which Is Right For You?

Within the public sector, the graduate degree professionals decide to pursue is largely based on their chosen career path. But with so many leadership opportunities available in nonprofit, government, law, and the military, which degree would suit you best: a Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Master of Public Policy (MPP), or a Master of Business Administration (MBA)?...

2013 Public Administration Conference: Day One

Yesterday, the School of Government kicked off the 2013 Public Administration Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Public Administration Conference is an opportunity for MPA@UNC students to visit the campus, explore some of today’s toughest workplace challenges, and exchange ideas with fellow students, alumni, faculty, and thought leaders from across the nation...

Accelerating Your Government Career with Social Media: A Webinar with GovLoop and MPA@UNC

Social media is no longer used simply for keeping up with friends and family. In the last five years, sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have taken off as powerful marketing and networking tools in business. Now all levels of government are capitalizing on their benefits, too...