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2014 Spring Preview Weekend

Spring Preview

Spring Preview is designed to help you make the most informed decision about our school.  With this in mind, we have organized a program that will allow you structured time with our faculty, staff, and students.  You will also have ample time to meet and mingle with us informally.

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*** The deadline for signing up for Spring Preview is Thursday, March 27th at midnight EDT***

Friday, April 4th
Time Event

Registration - The Great Hall


Welcome and Introductions - Annenberg Auditorium
Beth Soboleski – Associate Director, Student and Academic Services
Susan Guindi – Director, Student and Academic Services
Susan Collins – Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy


Faculty Panel - Annenberg Auditorium
Members of the Ford School faculty will discuss their research and teaching. They will describe the elective offerings at the Ford School in areas such as science and technology policy, health policy, environmental policy, education policy and international relations and diplomacy.


Lunch with Faculty and Staff - The Great Hall
Student Guides will be available to give tours of Weill Hall.


Drop-In Meetings with Financial Aid - The Frey Foundation Classroom
Adam Lucier from the Office of Financial Aid will be available to answer your quick questions in 1210 Weill.


Student Panel - Annenberg Auditorium


Alumni Panel - Annenberg Auditorium
Members of the Ford School Alumni Board will discuss their career paths and talk about the many ways in which they have used their policy degrees. After brief presentations, they will respond to questions from the audience. Board members work in a range of areas including the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. This relaxed session will give you a chance to learn more about career possibilities with a Ford School MPP/MPA.


Reception with the Ford School Community - The Great Hall


Hosted by Student Affairs Committee (SAC). Join the members of SAC and other student leaders for a great dinner at Dominick's (within walking distance of Weill Hall).


'Ann Arbor Nightlife/Student Mixer', with Ford School Students

Saturday, April 5th
Time Event

Continental Breakfast - The Great Hall


Graduate Career Services Presentation- Annenberg Auditorium
Jennifer Niggemeier, Director of Graduate Career Services
Amy Johnson, Assistant Director of Graduate Career Services
Amy Fredell, Recruitment Coordinator
Therese Empie, Administrative Assistant

Find out more about special resources designed to assist students with securing internships and jobs and establishing networks in policy communities.


Ford School Student Organizations- Annenberg Auditorium
Members of the Ford School's student organizations will introduce themselves and their organizations. These students will be joining you for lunch and also hosting an organization fair. The fair will be held in the Frey Classroom (1210 Weill Hall) during lunch. Be sure to stop by each organization's table and hear more about their activities. During this session, there will be representatives from the following student organizations:

  • Non-Profit and Public Management Center (NPM)
  • International Economics Development Program (IEDP)
  • Charity Auction Committee
  • Women and Gender in Public Policy (WGPP)
  • Domestic Policy Corps (DPC)
  • Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP)
  • Out in Public
  • International Policy Students Association (IPSA)
  • Health Policy Student Association (HPSA)

Held in the Great Hall


SCCP (skip) down the Ford School path: Providing guidance to the next line of policy leaders - The Great Hall
Sponsored by the Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP)