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Student and Alumni Resources


Garnet Coleman Award for Student Excellence

The Garnet Coleman Award for Student Excellence is presented to one graduating Master of Public Policy student each year.

Hobby School Commencement

Find out details of upcoming commencement ceremonies.

Where are our graduates?

Here are a few of the organizations where our graduates found careers:



Read Hobby School Graduate Student Success Stories

Hobby School Student/Alumni Organizations and Social Media

Student Organizations

Government Internship Alumni Network - Texas: student organization comprised of former and current Hobby School interns providing internship and employment connections to better prepare students for careers in public service and civic engagement

Facebook Group: Master of Public Policy - Hobby School of Public Affairs: Facebook group for past, present, and future students of the MPP program

Pi Alpha Alpha: global honor society for public affairs and administration

The minimum requirements for graduate students to be inducted are to achieve and maintain a 3.7 or above GPA, and the completion of more than 50% of coursework in a public policy/public administration degree.

For more information on the UH Pi Alpha Alpha chapter, visit the group's Get Involved page on the UH Center for Student Involvement site.

Alumni Organizations

UH Alumni Association: Hobby School of Public Affairs: official UH Alumni Association page

Facebook: Hobby School of Public Affairs Alumni Association: official Facebook account for the alumni-run alumni association

Twitter: Hobby School of Public Affairs Alumni Association: official Twitter account for the alumni-run alumni association

LinkedIn: Hobby School of Public Affairs Alumni Association: official LinkedIn account for the alumni-run alumni association

Other Professional Resources

UH University Career Services: UH's career services office provides assistance with career advice, job searches, job fairs, interview techniques, networking, and much more

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM): nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA): nonprofit organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and nonprofit management browse federal, state, and municipal jobs and internships

International City/County Management Association: locate job opportunities with city and county governments find all types of internships

Opportunities in Public Affairs: search for legislative, public affairs, and public relations jobs in Washington D.C. and nationwide find jobs and internships, career advice, and information on degrees in public service and public affairs

Big Data Internships and Employment: Tips to find and make the most out of a big data-related internship federal government's official jobs site

Visit Houston: search for Houston-area attractions, events, restaurants, and much more

Career Destinations of Hobby School Graduates

The following is a recent sample of where recent Hobby School graduates have secured jobs:

  • State, provincial or regional government in the USA: 4
  • City, county, or other local government in the USA: 3
  • Foreign government (all levels) or international quasi-governmental: 1
  • Nonprofit domestic-oriented: 2
  • Nonprofit / NGOs internationally-oriented: 1
  • Private Sector - research/consulting: 1
  • Private sector (not research/consulting): 1