City Management and Government Consulting
Career Workshop and Networking Session
Friday, February 5th
4:30 - 5:30 PM
"A career in public service or a career as a consultant supporting the work of the public sector can be very rewarding. Meet with several executives on what it is like to work in government or consulting, what skill sets employers value, and answer questions you may have. Speakers will include City Finance Directors, Washington State Audit Manager, and private sector management consultants".
Who should attend? MPA, BPA and other students looking for new job or a career transition to government finance, performance management, and government consulting.
This is a free event and is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in public service or public sector consulting.
Event Hosts: Martin Chaw, Seattle U MPA Alum, FCS Consulting and Olha Krupa, MPA Program Director.
Please, register here to attend via Zoom: https://seattleu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtdO6vqTksG9QZ70p1311nNfq1uhrTv7nw
Washington State Auditor Office
Virtual Performance Audit Workshop
Friday, February 26th at 12:30 PM
The Office of the Washington State Auditor is hosting a two-hour virtual performance audit workshop on Friday, February 26, 2021 between 12:30 and 3:30 PM . All MPA and BPA students are invited to attend. The goal of the workshop is to introduce students to SAO office, work, staff, and culture. The workshop will include a case study session led by our supervisory staff, presentations on performance auditing and what SAO looks for in job candidates and a question and answer session with performance audit staff.
The deadline to submit the application is Monday, February 22, 2021.
If you have any questions, or need additional information, contact Michael Huynh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our quarterly Conversations series brings three events to campus that feature local and national leaders discussing current public service issues. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming events!
Upcoming Conversations - save the date! Event link coming soon
Seattle University Institute of Public Service and Town Hall Seattle invite you to attend our upcoming co-sponsored event, “The Promise and Peril in Seattle’s New Era of Female Leadership,” on Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00 p.m. PST via Town Hall Seattle’s Digital Stage.
In this installment of “The Conversations”, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and Seattle Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau will be moderated by journalist Joni Balter, and Larry Hubbell, longtime previous director of Seattle University’s Institute of Public Service, with additional questions from Dr. Rashmi Chordiya and Seattle University students.
You can say off the top Seattle loves to elect and appoint female leaders. They occupy many key positions. But what happens next? Is it enough to get them into these positions or do they need some degree of support once they land these jobs? Protests this summer laid bare some inequities in how we treat some of our elected leaders.
All three of these women are leaving or have left their posts. Why? Does it have anything to do with gender? Do we treat women executives differently than we treat male CEOs? Join us to encounter new perspectives of this conversation.
Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal & Kim Schrier
Microsoft President Brad Smith
Gov. Gary Locke & Rick Wilson
Mayor Durkan discussed issues facing our fast-growing city including affordability, homelessness, transportation, and more. Watch the video.
Congresswomen Pramila Jayapal and Kim Schrier discussed the rising power of women in Congress and current events and policy issues leading up to the event. Watch the video.
Microsoft President Brad Smith discussed Microsoft’s $500 million pledge to address homelessness and affordable housing across Puget Sound, and the responsibility of corporations to their communities. Watch the video.
Former WA Governor Gary Locke and GOP Strategist and Author Rick Wilson (author of the NY Times best-selling book, Everything Trump Touches Dies) discussed the 2018 midterm elections. Watch the video.
Seattle City Councilmember Debora Juarez and former Seattle City Council President — and mayor for five days — Bruce Harrell discussed the United States rising up in protest, and societal struggles that were already challenging to solve have been exacerbated by the events of this year. Seattle especially has experienced significant unrest, with recall petitions, souring mayor-council relations, calls to defund police, protests at councilmembers’ houses, and the US attorney general calls Seattle an “anarchist” city. All of this begs the question: is Seattle becoming ungovernable? Watch the video.