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 Fall MPA Open House

Friday, November 11
8:00a.m-2:45p.m. EST
Hybrid Event

Register for Cornell University's Fall MPA Open House!

Whether you're passionate about climate change, education reform, economics, or countless other areas of public policy, Cornell University's Master of Public Administration can help you take the next step in your career. 

By attending our Open House, you'll learn more about Cornell University's MPA degree, and you'll also learn how you can jumpstart your future as a leader in public affairs.  In past years, we've held this event exclusively online. In 2022, we're doing things a little differently. Event attendees can choose to participate in the Open House either in person or virtually! 

Friday, November 11, 2022
8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m. EST
On Campus or Online

During the Fall MPA Open House, you'll have the opportunity to: 

  • Meet our program directors and explore the MPA curriculum
  • Hear from current students and alumni about their experience
  • Learn about professional development opportunities
  • Take a tour of our scenic campus
  • Learn so much more! 

*The Fall MPA Open House is a hybrid event, and students must indicate on the registration form whether they intend to attend virtually or in person.

RSVP for our MPA Open House

Tentative Fall Open House Schedule  

A final schedule, resource folder, and list of Zoom webinar links will be sent to participants closer to the event.
Programming for online participants will take place from 8:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.


Time Event

8:00 a.m - 8:30 a.m.

Light Breakfast

8:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
*Online option available

Welcome & Introduction to Cornell: Overview of the Cornell Brooks School MPA                   

  • Matt Hall, Director of the Brooks MPA Program

  • Thomas O'Toole, Executive Director of the Brooks MPA Program

9:45 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
*Online option available

Class Visit: “PADM 5009 Career for Public Affairs" and MPA Alumni Roundtable 

  • Adam Terragnoli, MPA’20, MITRE, Senior Human & Organizational Systems

  • Rupa Laxmi Shah, MPA ’15, Scratch Foundation, Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

  • Ryan Shen, MPA ’18, Accenture, Management Consultant

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*Online option available

The Student Experience: Life as a Brooks MPA Student / Student Panel Discussion

  • Yeona Choi MPA '23
  • Jasmin Higo MPA '23
  • Justin Franklin MPA '23
  • Besjon Tanuzi MPA '23

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch & Faculty Introductions

MPA Program Director, Matt Hall will introduce Cornell Brooks School Faculty. Faculty will briefly talk about their research focus 


1:30 p.m - 2:45 p.m.
*Online option available

 Campus Tour

Join us for a private tour of our beautiful campus!

If you are an online participant, we invite you to explore campus via a virtual tour

Cornell University’s 2021-22
MPA Career Report

With this MPA Report, we showcase Cornell University’s respected Master of Public Administration degree, our high-achieving community of alumni, and in turn, invite you to explore how exactly you define career success.

Download the Report

Have Questions for Us?

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