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  • Penn's Fels Institute of Government
    may relate to his or her intelligence Read the transcription of his on air piece Read More Fels Releases New Report on the ACA s Small Business Health Options Program SHOP in Pennsylvania By Callie Woods Current Fels student Chase M Staub MPA 15 has recently published a report concerning Read More Public Policy Challenge Participants Continue Problem Solving After Competition Ends By Dylan Hewitt 15 If you think you have to wait to graduate to make a lasting impact you re wrong That s exactly what a group of previous Public Policy Challenge Read More 1 of 20 News Dana Levin MPA 16 Fels is practical hands on and vocal about what its students do for Philadelphia 2014 Public Policy Challenge Finalist LASaves Continues Drought Mitigation Efforts in Los Angeles Since placing as Finalists in the 2014 Public Policy Challenge and receiving additional funding from Fels the LASaves Mikecia Witherspoon MPA 15 I aspire to run for Mayor of Philadelphia one day and I knew that Fels courses which often use the city as a MORE NEWS Upcoming Events Philadelphia Fed s Community Development Graduate Research Forum Tuesday October 21 2014 11 30am 5 00pm Resume Workshop with Career

    Original URL path: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/ (2014-10-20)
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  • About Fels | Penn's Fels Institute of Government
    Consulting Group which brings students together with seasoned researchers and consultants to partner with government agencies nonprofit organizations civic groups and other Penn departments to bring the academic resources of the University to bear on the challenges and opportunities facing the public sector Watch the videos on The Fels Advantage on our YouTube channel to learn more about how Fels educates leaders and impacts society The Road to Fels Seeking Justice By TJ Hurst MPA 14 Some of my earliest memories of injustice go back to my early childhood in Mississippi Although I was fortunate enough to attend an excellent and integrated public school which Mississippi isn t exactly known for I sensed racial inequalities at a young age My innovative teachers helped instill within me a sense of civic responsibility which led me to believe I wanted to be a civil rights lawyer Read more The Road to Fels Making a Difference in Local Communities By Jamie Gwynn MPA 13 The long road to Fels began when I was 16 years old and witnessed Wilkes Barre PA s new mayor unveiling his I Believe campaign to much excitement The campaign encouraged a new attitude in my city one away

    Original URL path: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/about (2014-10-20)
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  • Academic Programs | Penn's Fels Institute of Government
    Degree Programs The Fels Institute offers several different dual degree options that give students the chance to pursue the Master of Public Administration concurrently with another graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania If you re interested in combining the study of public management with coursework in public health education policy social policy environmental studies or law a dual degree program will allow you to obtain two Penn degrees in an accelerated format Non Degree Program Working professionals and others with a bachelor s degree may apply to take up to two Fels courses on a non degree basis Prospective students must apply to this program and each course must be approved by Fels The courses completed at Fels can later be credited towards the MPA or Certificate program if the applicant is admitted Undergraduate Programs The Fels Institute houses a number of opportunities aimed at undergraduate students who are interested in exploring the public sector If you d like to develop practical experience through internships or learn about politics and policy through coursework the Fels undergraduate offerings will give you with a solid introduction to public service Dana Levin MPA 16 Tells us a bit about your hometown I grew up in Harvard Massachusetts not the university It s an hour outside Boston rural pretty and very small population 6 000 I went to public school and everyone knew everyone else Harvard has some interesting history Louisa May Alcott lived there for a while with her family on an estate called Fruitlands and a colony of Shakers a religious group settled on the other side of town We re also a popular apple picking destination in the fall Read more Mikecia Witherspoon MPA 15 Where are you from I am from Philadelphia PA I ve lived here my entire

    Original URL path: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/programs (2014-10-20)
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  • Now is the time for public service. | Penn's Fels Institute of Government
    learn more about Fels Sign up here for our mailing list Fels Brochure Dana Levin MPA 16 Tells us a bit about your hometown I grew up in Harvard Massachusetts not the university It s an hour outside Boston rural pretty and very small population 6 000 I went to public school and everyone knew everyone else Harvard has some interesting history Louisa May Alcott lived there for a while with her family on an estate called Fruitlands and a colony of Shakers a religious group settled on the other side of town We re also a popular apple picking destination in the fall Read more The Road to Fels Seeking Justice By TJ Hurst MPA 14 Some of my earliest memories of injustice go back to my early childhood in Mississippi Although I was fortunate enough to attend an excellent and integrated public school which Mississippi isn t exactly known for I sensed racial inequalities at a young age My innovative teachers helped instill within me a sense of civic responsibility which led me to believe I wanted to be a civil rights lawyer Read more Fels Admissions Celebrates Successful Year This year the Fels Institute of Government received

    Original URL path: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/admissions (2014-10-20)
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  • The Fels Network | Penn's Fels Institute of Government
    educated at Penn coming together in a common tradition of leadership with a purpose improving the world in which they live that s the Fels alumni story Tell us your story of life after Fels Send us news of your professional accomplishments or personal milestones and we will include it on our new Alumni Notes page Please send all information to Lauren Cristella Photos and images are welcomed We look

    Original URL path: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/alumni (2014-10-20)
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  • 93% of our graduates from the Class of 2013 secured positions or entered advanced degree programs within 6 months of graduation. | Penn's Fels Institute of Government
    Recent graduates occupy positions in development and program management Below are some sample employers Center City District Select Greater Philadelphia Emory Healthcare Mt Airy USA St Luke s University Health Network University of Pennsylvania Private Within the private sector the class of 2012 found positions in law management consulting and public finance Below are some sample employers Booz Allen Hamilton Deloitte M Powered Strategies Triad Strategies Public Financial Management TCC Group Wells Fargo Class of 2012 94 of our graduates from the Class of 2014 secured positions or entered advanced degree programs within 6 months of graduation Government and Politics The graduates of 2012 are represented in local state Federal and international government agencies and elected offices Below are some sample employers Commissioner Al Schmidt City of Philadelphia Office of Councilman Green City of Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank of New York Government of South Korea U S Department of Commerce U S Department of Veterans Affairs U S Navy United Nations Nonprofit and Quasi Governmental Recent graduates occupy positions in development and program management Below are some sample employers Benefits Data Trust Esperanza google org National League of Cities Philadelphia Gas Works The School District of Philadelphia Private Within the private sector the class of 2012 found positions in law management consulting and public finance Below are some sample employers Arc Aspicio Accenture Boston Consulting Group Booz Allen Hamilton Deloitte Consulting Public Financial Management Alumni Story Maisha Leek Chief of Staff for Congressman Chaka Fattah By Michael Cecire MPA 09 As anyone from Fels can attest the realm of politics is an interesting and unpredictable world The distance from one point to the next in the politics universe can sometimes appear physics defying and erratic For Maisha Leek MPA 09 politics never occurred to her as a particularly likely career

    Original URL path: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/career (2014-10-20)
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  • Fels Consulting | Penn's Fels Institute of Government
    listen to fully understand the challenges our clients face and their context We also seek knowledge on the landscape past approaches and all other information essential to achieving the desired results We Innovate Next we look for ideas to adapt promising practices that have been proven successful in similar situations or modifications of current practices that are ripe for retooling We may also identify something completely new but grounded in the broad knowledge base that is the Fels Institute of Government We Deliver Finally we modify these proven practices to develop a customized strategy and implementation plan realistic work that gives our clients the tools they need to move their work their organization their community and their issues to the next level Our Distinctive Edge Established Reputation We bring the resources stature and commitment to excellence of the University of Pennsylvania Fresh Perspective We offer the perfect blend of experience and innovation through our one of a kind model that brings together students and seasoned professionals Practical Purpose We are mission driven and measure our success by the impact we have on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of governments and non profits Our Promising Practices guides advance this mission by

    Original URL path: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/consulting (2014-10-20)
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  • The Public Policy Challenge | Penn's Fels Institute of Government
    can create barriers to these efforts as the scope of most decision making bodies remains either too broad or too narrow for effective regional action The Challenge requires student teams to identify ways in which local leaders can work together toward mutual benefit Teams will tailor their plans to the specific needs of regional stakeholders some of whom will serve as final judges The Public Policy Challenge Watch the Video Questions Email thechallenge sas upenn edu 2014 Public Policy Challenge Finalist LASaves Continues Drought Mitigation Efforts in Los Angeles Since placing as Finalists in the 2014 Public Policy Challenge and receiving additional funding from Fels provided by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation the LASaves team from the University of Southern Read More Friday September 12 2014 2014 Public Policy Challenge Lessons Learned In the short time after last March s Public Policy Challenge 2014 Executive Director Elizabeth Tatum recognized there was much to reflect on her past year planning the Challenge and working with teams Sitting down in the Fels Mansion before her May graduation she is accompanied by Fels Read More Sunday June 29 2014 BetterBAIL Wins 5th Annual Penn Public Policy Challenge By Kelliston McDowell MPA 14 Impressive If there had to be one word used to describe the 2014 Penn Public Policy Challenge Finals that would be it The word encompasses the participants commitment to making a Read More Monday March 3 2014 Meet the Team Philadelphia MVP Read about the 2014 Public Policy Challenge Read More Friday February 21 2014 Meet the Team iCAN Read about the 2014 Public Policy Challenge Finalists Read More Thursday February 20 2014 Meet the Team Fill Up Philly Read about the 2014 Public Policy Challenge Read More Wednesday February 19 2014 Meet the Team BetterBAIL Read about the 2014 Public Policy Challenge Read More Tuesday February 18 2014 Meet the Team ARC Read about the 2014 Public Policy Challenge Finalists in our Meet the Read More Monday February 17 2014 Five Challenge Finalists Announced Congratulations to the Finalists in the 2014 Penn Public Policy Challenge In front of four panels of local leaders and esteemed Fels Institute of Government graduates ten teams competed on Monday January 27 in the Semi Final round of the 5th Read More Tuesday January 28 2014 Governing Magazine Praises Public Policy Challenge Think Shark Tank for public policy extraordinary ideas for solving contemporary challenges presented to a panel made up of experienced public officials and other experts by top students from highly rated public administration schools That would be a pretty Read More Tuesday March 26 2013 MORE NEWS 2014 Public Policy Challenge Finalist LASaves Continues Drought Mitigation Efforts in Los Angeles Since placing as Finalists in the 2014 Public Policy Challenge and receiving additional funding from Fels provided by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation the LASaves team from the University of Southern California USC has been working diligently to collect more information and build relationships in Los Angeles

    Original URL path: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/challenge (2014-10-20)
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