FSU MAAPP Students to Host Roundtable on Retaining Young Professionals

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Community Leaders Join Students in Discussion About Local Opportunities for Graduates

Florida State University Master of Applied American Politics and Policy students will host a roundtable discussion of local, state and federal leaders about strategies to keep young professionals in the Capital City. FSU’s MAAPP program, and other applied graduate programs, provide working professionals with the opportunity to pursue a career while furthering their education—contributing to the retention of young talent. Roundtable participants, will discuss current and future strategies to attract and retain young professionals.

WHO: Congressman Al Lawson, Leon County Commissioner John Dailey, Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson, MAAPP Director Robert Crew, Ph.D., Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals President Brittany Mukadam, Chair of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Talent Initiative Berneice Cox and Tallahassee Democrat President Skip Foster.

WHAT: Roundtable discussion about cultivating and preserving opportunities to keep young professionals in the Capital City after graduation.

WHERE: City Hall
300 South Adams Street.
Tallahassee, Fla. 32301
Commission Chambers located on the 2nd Floor

WHEN: Friday July 21, 2017 at 10:30 AM

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Roundtable participants will be available to speak to the media immediately following the event.

The MAAPP program is a terminal Masters of Science degree designed for those who seek active careers in a number of political fields: Campaigns, Fundraising, Political Communications, Lobbying, Legislative Affairs, etc. Unlike the traditional graduate program in Political Science, which is designed for individuals with career paths in academia and research, MAAPP offers practical experience and a diverse set of skills for those interested in careers as political operatives. Florida State University’s MAAPP program has two distinct advantages over other political science programs of this type: flexible enrollment options including evening courses for students holding full-time jobs during the day, and the significant political networks available due to our location in Tallahassee, the capital city of the third-largest state in the U.S.


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