Includes both K-12 and higher education management and policy. Suggested courses: Foundations of Educational Organizations, Policy and Leadership or Student Affairs Leadership from Education Leadership & Policy.


Name: Rachel Langshall (nee Langton)

Current Employer: Jordan School District

Job Title: Grants Management Specialist

Year of Graduation: 2005

How has obtaining an MPA degree from the University of Utah helped you in your career?
I would not have the job I have today without my MPA degree.

What skills learned from your classes, or courses in general, were most important in your career development?
My emphasis was in Nonprofit Fundraising and Management. All of the classes in my emphasis have helped me in my career development. Surprisingly, the classes about Law and Public Sector issues, which I thought would be the most unhelpful, have been helpful to me as well.

What advice would you give to incoming students?
Pay attention, even in the classes you don't think will matter for your chosen career. You never know when additional knowledge will be helpful.