A week ago, thirteen Maxwell students attended the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Conference to learn and network as well as help advance their own future careers in local government. ICMA’s mission is to create excellence in local governance by developing and fostering professional management to build better communities.
Lunch with Maxwell Alumni. Thank you for your generous support and wisdom!
Highlights included attending a session led by Maxwell alumnus and retired Pinellas County Administrator Bob LaSala ’74 MPA. The session, titled: “Leadership and Management in a (Permanent) Crisis” was highly interactive and featured engaging conversation with a number of managers from across the country. Another spotlight was the Maxwell alumni lunch where students met and had the opportunity to share their career goals related to local government. Alumni listened intently and provided helpful feedback as they discussed career tracks, geographic locations, and timetables for applying to jobs.
When the Department of Public Affairs & International Relations, Office of Alumni Relations, and Center for Career Development say Maxwell alumni are engaged, “They mean it. I can confirm from personal experience that they are indeed extremely engaged and desire to see students succeed post-graduation,” as one student who attended the conference recalled.