Opportunities for Students

I am posting the following announcements to inform you about the following opportunities available to ASPA members and to ask for your assistance in passing these opportunities along.

First, the Asian Society for Institutional Analysis (ASIASIA), the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and Xiamen University proudly announce that the Inaugural International Workshop for Young Scholars in Public Policy and Administration Research will be held in Xiamen City, the People’s Republic of China between May 31 and June 3, 2011. There is currently an open call for papers. For more information or to see the official call for papers please visit: http://www.aspanet.org/scriptcontent/pdfs/YoungScholarsWorkshopChina.pdf

Secondly, ASPA is hosting a competitive policy debate at the 2011 Annual Conference. We are still looking for participants so please pass the word along.

This event is a COMPA sponsored adjudicated competitive policy debate for ASPA. Twenty-one students will be selected for participation in the debate. There will be 18 team members and three alternates. Selection will be based on an essay written on a pre-selected current policy issue and must not exceed 500 words. The essay will be blind reviewed by a panel of five judges. The students selected will be randomly assigned to six teams. Each member of the winning team will receive a beautiful trophy and will be recognized at the Award Ceremony at the ASPA Conference scheduled March 11-15, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The application is available at: http://aspa.informz.net/aspa/data/images/2011policyapplications.pdf


Finally, As the National Student Representative for the ASPA, I am very interested in increasing student participation in ASPA.  With that said, the Founders Forum Fellows Program is extremely dear to my heart.  This program provides a number of great experiences, helps students expand their knowledge of the field, and among other things, opens the doors for future opportunities.

This program needs your assistance, sponsorship is still needed to ensure a successful program this year.

At the moment this program needs sponsorship in two categories: The Student and New Professional Reception and the Founders’ Forum Fellow categories. Below are some specific details about the categories for your review.


  • Acknowledgement on sign prominently displaying sponsor logo
  • Recognition in PA TIMES
  • ¼ page black and white ad in conference Program Book*
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Opportunity to submit one item/flyer (that you supply) into the conference tote bags
  • One-time post conference mailing list of conference attendees (postal addresses)


  • Recognition in the conference Program Book*
  • Recognition on sign prominently displaying all sponsors
  • Recognition in PA TIMES

*Sponsor three (3) Founders’ Forum Fellows for $1000 and in addition to the above benefits you will also receive a 1/8 page black and white ad in the conference Program Book.

Our students are the most important feature in ASPA since they are the ones who will lead us into the future and ASPA has dedicated itself to investing more in this future. JOIN US.

For more information about sponsoring our Founders Forum Fellows, the Student and New Professional Reception, or the Annual Conference in general, please visit http://www.aspanet.org/scriptcontent/pdfs/sponsorprosp.pdf

Always Warm Regards,

Jose Luis Irizarry, MPA, MA

Mobile: 646.229.7882

Email: Jirizarry@jjay.cuny.edu

Alt Email: Ji6317@aol.com Weblog: http://irizarry.wordpress.com

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/joseirizarry

National Council Member (Student Representative), the American Society for Public Administration


Board Member & Scholarship Committee Chair, the American Society for Public Administration, New York Metropolitan Chapter



2 thoughts on “Opportunities for Students

  1. Thank you for serving us (students) and even moreso for the reminder post on all these wonderful opportunities for involvement.


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