BA in Public Service Rep Travels to the Lone Star State

Posted by Yvonne Hall on Feb 16, 2018 3:06:59 PM

The BA in Public Service Academic Advisor, Ashley Ecklund, is making trip is to share our fully-online BAPS program throughout the Austin Community College system, one of the largest in the country. ACC students can finish their BA, without having to move to Colorado, while getting an out-of-state, online discount! 

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Topics: BAPS

What Do You Want To Be?

Posted by Nick U on Dec 18, 2017 3:25:34 PM

Is there a job or field out there that you know you would love? One of the biggest questions I get as a student is: “What do you want to do after college?” to which I rarely have an answer. However, I will list off all of what I have done and what I plan on doing in the next 6 months. The fact is – I haven’t exactly arrived at what I want to do. Lucky for you, I’ve spent some time working to figure it out which may help you out as well.

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Topics: Criminal Justice, College Tips, college success, MS in Information Systems, college degree, career, BAPS

Do you have what it takes to work in public service?

Posted by Kate C on Sep 17, 2017 9:04:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to work in the field of public service?

Wanting to be helpful is one thing – we all feel the need to contribute to our neighborhoods, our schools and our world from time to time. But having the innate skills, talents and drive to make public service your career is something else. Here are some of the characteristics of someone well suited for the public service sector.

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Topics: Online learning, SPA, BAPS, public service career, public service degree

Making a Career in Public Service

Posted by Kate C on Sep 15, 2017 3:29:25 PM


What can you do with a degree in public service?

David Schachter, assistant dean of student affairs for New York University, in the US News and World Report article, “How to Make a Career in Public Service,” advises students considering making public service their career to look at the field this way: they can focus on an issue they care about, they can try to identify a role they would like to play, they can pinpoint the sort of organization they would most want to work for, or they can identify the system they would want to be a part of, such as our public schools or the correctional system.

With Professor Schachter’s advice in mind, consider the list of job descriptions below.

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Topics: Online learning, career, public service, SPA, BAPS

What can you do with a Public Service degree?

Posted by Kate C on Sep 14, 2017 10:14:52 AM


Can I be of service?

Here are some questions to consider. They may not seem related in any way, but they are – and we’ll tell you how momentarily. Answer each one as honestly as you can, please. After all, your future career – and lives of the people you may touch as you follow that career path – may be hanging in the balance!

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