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Student Support and Success Newsletter 06-08-2022

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
MPA faculty and students in graduation regalia

Tulane SoPA confers first MPA degrees during Commencement 2022

Tulane SoPA conferred degrees upon the first cohort of graduate students from its public administration program on Saturday, May 21, during the university’s 2022 commencement ceremony. The program opened for enrollment in the fall of 2020.

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Share your Pride Photos

We’re calling on SoPA’s LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, students and allies to send photos for a chance to be featured during our month-long observance of LGBTQ+ life, love and community. As you celebrate during New Orleans Pride Weekend, June 9-12, or attend the  Nola Pride Parade on June 11, snap a photo and email it to  Out of town? Show us your city’s celebration then hop over to the Tulane Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity’s newsletter, for more information on Pride Month history and other upcoming events.

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SoPA celebrates the Class of 2022

A photo gallery featuring images from the Tulane School of Professional Advancement Diploma Ceremony held Saturday, May 21, 2022, on the Uptown campus.

Xavier Calfee

Graduate student gets last laugh with master’s degree from Tulane

Xavier Calfee defied expectations when he enrolled in the School of Professional Advancement. Now he has earned a master's degree, as a member of Tulane 34.

On Good Authority Podcast Episode 37: Changing World Changing Workplace with Dean Suri Duitch

Changing world, changing workplace

Tulane University’s ‘On Good Authority’ podcast features Dean Suri Duitch as she discusses the obligation of colleges and universities in preparing students for the post-pandemic workplace.

comprehensive plan for Stair

Media + Design students aid local nonprofits

Students in the Tulane SoPA Media + Design Program worked with New Orleans area non-profits to develop advertising, digital marketing and public relations tactics for the organizations.

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Featured Events Section

The "Star" Interview Method

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The STAR method is an effective interview technique that teaches you how to create real-life examples of how you handled situations in the past by using stories to describe your experience. In this webinar, Cynthia Washington will describe how mastering the STAR method (Situation | Task | Action | Result) can better prepare you for an interview by effectively highlighting your expertise and skills through storytelling to make you memorable to interviewers. You must register in advance for this webinar.


LinkedIn Basics

Thursday, July 21, 2022 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LinkedIn is a great tool for building a professional online presence, conducting career research, and facilitating connections to establish a network with other like-minded individuals. This workshop addresses the basics for effectively setting up all sections of a LinkedIn profile that promotes you and your accomplishments to leverage the power of LinkedIn. You must register in advance for this webinar.

Opportunities Section
The Division of Student Affairs is now accepting applications for Graduate Assistant positions in various departments for the 2022-2023 academic year.  These positions are great opportunities to develop professional skills; form connections with students, faculty and staff; and make a positive impact in the university community. The following positions are currently available:

Click here to complete the Graduate Assistant application.  The priority deadline to submit your application is July 8, 2022. 

Calendar Section
  • Monday, June 13: Last Day for 25% Tuition Refund for Early Summer Session
  • Monday, June 20:
    • Juneteenth (observed) - No Classes
    • Last Day to Drop Without Record (W or WF Assigned after This Date)
  • Wednesday, June 22: Last Day to Withdraw for Early Summer Session 
  • Friday, July 1: Last Day of Classes for Early Summer Session
  • Monday, July 4: Independence Day Holiday - University Closed 
  • Tuesday, July 5: Classes Begin for Late Summer Session
  • July 8: Last Day to Register/Add classes for Late Summer Session
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Making Headlines Section
A sample of faculty, staff, and students who are mentioned in local and national news publications. A fake online university pretending to be UNO is scamming potential students out of thousands of dollars

NewsNation: Hunt continues for woman accused of murdering cyclist

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