Public & Non-Profit Administration Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • City of Grand Rapids
  • Ottawa County
  • Kent County
  • Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
  • Art Prize
  • Spectrum Health
  • Literacy Center of Western Michigan
  • Susan G. Komen Michigan
  • Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids
  • Humane Society of West Michigan

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Accounting Assistant – LINC Community Revitalization, Inc.
  • Constituent Relations Director – Michigan House of Representatives
  • City Year
  • Various Positions – Bethany Christian Services
  • Various Positions – State of Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • Various Positions – City of Holland
  • Various Positions – City of Grand Rapids
  • Office Manager & Executive Assistant – Local First of West Michigan
  • Recruiter – Staffing Now
  • Mentor Michigan College Coaching Corps – Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • Teach For America
  • Training Team Leader – Meijer
  • Staffing and Development Manager – Gordon Food Service
  • Event Planner – University Club of Grand Rapids
  • Federal Affairs Assistant – Consumers Energy

Student Organizations to Consider

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • CCPS International Student Group

Study Abroad Programs

Focus on the management processes of public and nonprofit organizations that can serve and improve your community while studying abroad. While abroad, you can develop the capacities for ethical judgment, critical thinking, and the core competencies necessary to fulfill multiple roles as effective managers and public servants. Explore the International best practices across the world while traveling to places such as Australia, Ghana, Japan, Italy, and more.


Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Research Skills
  • Strong Reading Comprehension
  • Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Information Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Inventory Control
  • Production Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Ability to conduct research

Graduate & Professional Programs

Some students go to graduate or professional school to reach their professionals goals.  Here is a short list of programs graduates from this major have attended:

  • Villanova University – MPA Program
  • Central Michigan University – MPA Program
  • Western Michigan University – MPA Program
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School – Juris Doctor
  • University of Minnesota – MHA Program

See what other Public & Non-profit Administration Majors are doing!


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