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News October 7, 2019

LBJ School students can earn new professional development certificate, gain edge in job search

Students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs have new opportunities to formally participate in a robust array of professional development activities and programming designed to give students an edge in their job search through the newly launched Professional Development Certificate Program.

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An LBJ student and alumni introduce themselves during the 2019 LBJ School Career Fair
News September 4, 2019

#TribFest19: LBJ faculty, alumni and students hit the stage, audience and social media

The LBJ School is proud to have been a sponsor of the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, an annual buzzworthy event on politics and public policy in the heart of downtown Austin. The 2019 festival, which took place in downtown Austin Sept. 26–28, include panels and keynotes with leading policymakers including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.

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Congressional candidate MJ Hegar met with second-year MPAff student Sarah Gonzalez Claytor at TribFest 2019
News September 4, 2019

#TribFest19: LBJ faculty, alumni and students hit the stage, audience and social media

The LBJ School is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, an annual buzzworthy event on politics and public policy in the heart of downtown Austin. The 2019 festival, which will take place in downtown Austin Sept. 26–28, will include panels and keynotes with leading policymakers including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.

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LBJ students Kat Sisler, Annie Henson, Terri Parlett and Lucia Montes at the 2018 Texas Tribune Festival
Feature August 28, 2019

Why public policy? New LBJers talk about why they're here

Welcome to the 2019–20 academic year. Your decision to invest in a public policy education could not be more important or more timely.

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LBJ students Caitlin Casassa, Stephen Fox, Megan Morris, Jaime Cabrera and Fred Rodriguez
News August 20, 2019

How they spent their summer vacation: making a difference

The mission of the LBJ School is to train both "thinkers and doers," and a hallmark of the LBJ experience is a curriculum that combines academic work with practical experience in the policy world. Every summer, LBJ School students head out into the policy arena to learn more about the kinds of careers they can pursue after graduation — and to gain the experience they'll need to begin. A few of them sent us some details about what they did this year, and what they learned in the process.

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LBJ MGPS student Elisa Santana at her summer 2019 internship at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany
News August 19, 2019

Addressing the student debt crisis: Federal vs. state solutions

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of students projected to enter colleges and universities in fall 2018 was 19.9 million. As of 2018, outstanding student loan debt in the United States totaled $1.5 trillion, the country's second largest consumer debt segment according to the Federal Reserve.

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A demonstrator in a student debt protest dressed as "The Walking Debt" calculates  his college debt. Photo by Tom Woodward/Flickr/cc2.0
June 17, 2019

2019–20 LBJ Mentorship Program registration now open

We are excited to invite you to participate in the 2019–20 LBJ School Mentorship Program, which provides LBJ students with an opportunity to be coached by an alum who works in the industry or policy area in which the student has an interest.

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LBJ School Mentorship Program 2019-20
News June 7, 2019

LBJ dean's reception brings together alumni, 2019 DC Fellows in nation's capital

On June 6, the LBJ School and LBJ Washington Center hosted the Dean's Annual DC Alumni Reception. The event gives LBJ alumni living in our nation's capital an opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni, LBJ faculty and staff, and friends of the school, and to welcome the 2019 LBJ DC Fellows. It is also a time to celebrate the accomplishments of members of the LBJ Washington Center community.

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Angela Evans welcomes alumni and the 2019 DC Fellows
Feature May 30, 2019

CSRD colloquium highlights fellows' research on race, democracy, social justice

In April, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy celebrated a culmination of student research with its inaugural CSRD Student Fellows Colloquium. The Colloquium welcomed people across campus to learn from the 23 2018–19 graduate and undergraduate student fellows. Fellows completed independent research on issues that are central to the mission of the CSRD: race, democracy, mass incarceration, and voting rights and representation.

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Word Cloud including: Voting, Women Rights, Health Policy, Immigration, etc.
News May 26, 2019

LBJ celebrates Class of 2019 in its 48th commencement

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs proudly graduated its 48th class of students with inspiring words from Dean Angela Evans, commencement speaker Yamiche Alcindor of PBS NewsHour, and class speaker Wayne Holstine (MPAff '19).

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Commencement 2019 — LBJ grads Hook 'em

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