The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in state and local government is projected to increase 11 percent during the 2004-14 period. Additionally, jobs in the federal government are projected to grow by 2.5 percent through the year 2014.
As baby boomers continue to retire from the public sector fields, the need for professionals in the public administration industry rapidly increases. The California State University understands the need for adept individuals in public administration and is meeting the state’s demand by graduating students equipped with the experience and knowledge to excel in the field. More.
Students Striving for Political Change
Students are the backbone of the California State University, and their passion for social change is what makes each campus thrive. Whether it is through an organization, class project or individual activity, CSU students execute campaigns and efforts that advocate social change.
For example, the California State Student Association takes positions on higher education legislation at the state and federal level, prioritizing efforts based on potential impact on students and the CSU. CSSA sponsors legislation and has achieved significant student victories through legislation, mainly in the areas of financial aid, shared governance and state funding. More.
Providing Programs for Public Administration
With 23 campuses spanning from Humboldt State University in the north to San Diego State University in the south, the CSU has developed a number of programs to thoroughly prepare students to work in public administration. Additionally, campuses house facilities that not only offer students a firsthand look at legislation in action, but assist the community with needs relating to public administration. More.
CSU Alumni Working for the Public
Awarding more than 95,000 degrees annually, the CSU graduates alumni who are leaders in high-impact fields that drive California’s economy. The CSU maintains a multitude of degree options ranging in every topic from marine transportation to public administration, which give graduates the skills necessary to navigate their way into a variety of different career choices.
With more than 2.6 million alumni, CSU graduates have taken their degrees and applied them to enrich California’s workforce. Some alumni who have impacted the fields relating to public administration include the following: Hilda L. Solis, Millage Peaks, Sheryl Chalupa and Vincent P. Barabba. More.