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My name is Erin Stojic and I graduated from
the MPA program in May of 2018
and now I am working as the deputy clerk treasurer for the town of Highland.
Before I started the MPA, I was kind of like
I don't know what I want to do for my career
And so I knew that getting a master's degree was going to help me
to be able to kind of break past
that level that I had gotten to in my career.
The MPA allowed me to consider all
of the other options that would be available to me.
Now I can put on my resume that I have a master's degree,
and that's something that certain jobs require.
Because I was older when I did it,
I really wanted to get the most out of it that I could
apply that to a new career or a different career
and I think that being in the SPEA and just having all those practitioners
and all of those excellent faculty allowed me to do that.
I know that it has definitely advanced and elevated me
because for one, I got a different job right away
doing this job, and I would have never known about this job
or been interested in this job if it hadn't been for
what I was learning and who I was networking with in the SPEA.
I also am running for local office now, which is very surreal,
and I don't think I would have done it
without completing this master's degree,
mostly because that gives me the confidence to feel like I can do that job,
I do have that skill set, I do have that knowledge
and it really stemmed from entering into that program.