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Calling all Watts College students with an interest in public policy! Are you looking to learn about policy processes, research, networking and professional development? The ASU Sacramento Scholars Program is now accepting applicants for a summer 2024 internship at California's capitol.
Who's eligible: Watts College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in-person and online students
How to apply: Submit an application to [email protected] by Jan. 28 with a letter detailing interest in the program and how it will help further your goals. Include a resume and an unofficial transcript
For more details: Join a Zoom information session at 11 a.m., Jan. 9 ( or 4 p.m., Jan. 11 (


Season's greetings, Sun Devil students, employees and faculty! The Watts College wishes you a festive holiday break filled with joy and relaxation. ✨ Remember, our campus will be closed on Dec. 25 and 26. Get ready to dive into a new year and a new semester as classes for Spring 2024 begin on January 8. See you soon!


The big day is finally here! 🎓 Can't attend in person? Join us virtually tonight to celebrate your achievements! Stream the Watts College convocation live from anywhere at, starting at 7:30 p.m. MST!

Photos from Arizona State University's post 12/12/2023

Congratulations to our graduates, today is the day! For all the friends & families looking forward to celebrating your grads, you can find all the ceremony details and guidelines at Remember to use when sharing your photos! 🎓

Photos from ASU Watts College of Public Service & Community Solutions's post 12/11/2023

The importance of mental health, community and social connectedness takes center stage at the “We Are Made to Connect Tour” — a town hall conversation hosted by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.

All ASU students are invited to join this important discussion and ask questions of Dr. Murthy, one of the nation’s leading health experts. Join the event on Monday, Nov. 13, at the Memorial Union’s Arizona Ballroom on the Tempe campus.



Reposted from We are proud to as we recognize our first-generation students, faculty, staff and alumni!

Join us as we honor and recognize the incredible achievements of more than 28,000 first-generation Sun Devils enrolled for fall 2023 and all of those who came before them.

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Do you want hands-on experience and an enhanced education with an introduction to the opportunities and rewards of public service careers? Apply for the MCLEAPS award-winning Internship Program today and compete with students for paid internships within multiple Maricopa County departments.

Visit to apply and learn more.


Sophomores, juniors and seniors, it's time to kickstart your career! Join us on Nov. 8 or Nov. 16 for virtual or in-person professional development workshops. Master the STAR interview method to excel in internships, post-grad employment or promotions.

Register and get details at


Join Kelly Dixon, Human Resources Recruiting Manager for Maricopa County, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 on the ASU Phoenix campus for a training workshop to get hired at Maricopa County. Get a complete outline of recruiting-hiring processes, learn to navigate the county job listing portal and capture employer attention with resume and interview tips.

To apply and learn more, visit


Congratulations, Cynthia Seelhammer! 🌟

Cynthia was recently awarded The 2023 Next Generation Mentorship Award at the Next Generation Leadership Conference. Help us wish her a well-deserved congratulations!

Respected professionals join new School of Public Affairs Advisory Board 11/03/2023

We are proud to introduce our Schoolwide Advisory Board: professionals committed to shaping the future of public service education. They guide, connect, and inspire the next generation of leaders in public service.

Respected professionals join new School of Public Affairs Advisory Board One of the nation’s top 10 public affairs schools, Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs has created an advisory board to assist with strategic direction and serve as ambassadors to the professions and communities the school serves.


Diving into Sustainable Water Management 🌊
PAF 494: Water Management and Policy

In this course, we uncover the intricate web of concepts, issues, and institutional frameworks shaping the future of urban water resources.

4:30 pm, Tuesdays, Tempe BA 258

Public service in government doesn't mean boring jobs that'll land you in the poor house 10/24/2023

Debunking myths and inspiring change! Director Shannon Portillo shines light on the reality of government jobs in this opinion piece. Discover how these roles are more than just a paycheck; they're a path to making a difference and attracting the next generation of dedicated professionals. Read on below!

Public service in government doesn't mean boring jobs that'll land you in the poor house Opinion: There's a pervasive narrative of public service being a callings, not a job, and that it won’t be financially rewarding. This isn’t all true.


Join us in our mission to champion excellence in state governments to advance the common good.

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Diving into Sustainable Water Management 🌊PAF 494: Water Management and PolicyIn this course, we uncover the intricate w...
Congratulations SPA grads! You did it! 🎓 We are so proud of you and all of your hard work. Be on the lookout for more ph...
Our spring 2023 SPA grads are well represented at today's Watts College convocation! Congratulations, grads! We are so p...
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