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2021-2022 MPA Capstone Portfolios

The MPA Capstone encourages students to integrate knowledge and skills from across the Master of Public Administration curriculum to develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates core competencies at the culmination of their graduate studies.

2021-2022 MPA Capstone Portfolio Spotlights

Mona Habiby

"My Master's degree journey has been enlightening, full of learning, growth, and discovery. Through a deeper understanding of leadership, communication, and decision making, within the framework of public policy and service, I am ready to embark on a new career. I'm passionate about my work and thrive on taking on challenges with new growth opportunities."

Paris Hall

"This Capstone Project entails the core values in which I live by everyday. As a public administrator, serving the need of the public is an accomplishment that gives the greatest sense of fulfillment. Helping citizens understand what is fully going on and giving transparency is a part of life that is pivotal to having equality."

Isabelle Jenkins

"This portfolio represents a culmination of my Master of Public Administration degree at Rutgers University. Within the portfolio you will find a collection of my work, organized within the five core competencies of the Rutgers MPA Program. I graduated with a concentration in Budgeting and Financial Management, and you will find a sample of my work from this concentration in its own section."

Diana Jones

"My ultimate career goal is to serve in a capacity that alleviates poverty for individuals, whether that is through programmatic support, encouraging and mentoring students to aspire for higher education, or career coaching."

Angela Russo

"This portfolio presents select professional and academic work demonstrating my commitment to increasing access to decent and affordable housing for all and the essential competencies of a public administrator: leadership, analytical skills, contributing to the public policy process, advancing public service, and effective communication and engagement."

Catherine Susman

"This portfolio, through a selection of key works, highlights my competency in each of the five core areas of the MPA program of Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration.  Additionally, it highlights my work in my concentration of Budgeting and Financial Management."

Daniel Tuite

"This portfolio was presented as the Capstone Project of my MPA curriculum.  It incorporates a combination of my academic learning and professional experience including a collection of works related to various areas of Public Administration.  As a member of the religious-nonprofit sector much of my work is focused on community partnerships and the integral role nonprofits play in the public sector."