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Eric Kim

Eric Kim (MPA-PNP 2007)

Director, US Public Finance, Fitch Ratings

"I wanted a school that offered a practical, real-world education that I could also fit into my full-time work schedule. Wagner met those needs perfectly and helped me figure out the different ways I could take an interest in public service to places I did not expect to find."

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Shammara Wright

Shammara Wright (MPA-HPAM 2014)

Senior Advisor, NYC Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), NYC Mayor's Office

"I use what I learned at Wagner on a daily basis. From statistics to economics, and current issues in health policy, Wagner framed how I think about, analyze, and even help develop programs and evaluations alike."

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Samer Saliba

Samer Saliba (MUP 2014)

Urban Response Learning Manager, International Rescue Committee

"New York really is the ideal place to learn planning, as you have the brightest minds in the field and the best living laboratory. Taking lessons from New York and applying them internationally has really made me a better planner."

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Alumni in Action: Harold Pettigrew (MUP)

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Harold Pettigrew (MUP)

"When you take perhaps the most complex city in the country, and you study urban planning at NYU Wagner, it's almost the most perfect equation for figuring out whatever the problem is in your city."

After graduating from NYU Wagner, Harold returned to his native Washington, D.C. eventually becoming the lead of the Small Business Resource Center, a government agency aimed at encouraging small business growth through demystifying regulations and trainer-to-trainer advising.

COMPOSE YOUR CAREER

Know that you're interested in a public service career, but not sure exactly what you want to do or how to move forward? This guide will walk you through steps to help you shape a career with maximum impact.

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Composing Your Career: The Tracks Exercise

COMPOSE YOUR CAREER

Know that you're interested in a public service career, but not sure exactly what you want to do or how to move forward? This guide will walk you through steps to help you shape a career with maximum impact.

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Recent Employment Statistics

NYU Wagner graduates go on to work in every sector and field of public service, with 96 percent of our students employed within 10 months of graduating. You'll find our alumni playing significant roles redeveloping communities, advocating for social justice, and providing vital health and human services—locally, nationally, and internationally. 

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