Zachary German is a second-year CIPA fellow and a CIPA admissions ambassador. He is concentrating his studies on Social Policy, with a specific focus on healthcare. You can read his full bio here. (more…)
Now in my second semester at Cornell’s Institute for Public Affairs, I have come to value attributes of the program that I had not previously considered: (more…)
This semester I am taking “Population Health for Healthcare Managers” through the Sloan Program in Health Administration as a course that will fulfill a social policy concentration requirement. This course focuses on analyzing the health and well-being of entire populations. We meet twice per week – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:10am to 11:25am. (more…)
For this entry, I have decided to elaborate on my current course-load and its content. I believe this information will be of great interest to any prospective student since it will provide an inside perspective, which is not always available from graduate programs in consideration. So here we go. (more…)
What will your concentration be? The concentration is one of the most crucial components of a CIPA MPA. Choosing a concentration sets the trajectory for where one can take the degree. Concentrations provide focused study that allows fellows to take the skills learned in foundation courses and apply them to industry-specific study. This component of the program is fundamental in aiding fellows with building a specialized skill set. To me the concentration serves as an asset since having specialized skills is what will communicate critical value to employers and give a CIPA fellow a competitive advantage in the workforce.
Meet Zachary German, a first year CIPA fellow concentrating in Social Policy and focusing in health care. Following his passion to address healthcare policy, Zachary shares some of his experiences, motivations, and his decision to pursue his MPA at CIPA. (more…)