Ensuring Accountability and Integrity – Public Service as a Force for Positive Change

Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4, 2018



This conference seeks applicants who are currently enrolled in or are recent graduates of bachelor degree programs and are motivated to get the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the world.



Challenge and prepare yourself to change the world by attending this exciting weekend conference hosted by the University at Albany’s nationally ranked Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy! You will learn from and interact with prominent local, state and federal officials and gain a better understanding of career options in public service and the knowledge and skills needed to get you to where you want to be.

  • Challenge yourself; change the world: panels on effectuating change and confronting complex policy issues led by public policy and nonprofit leaders and faculty experts.
    Learn about working as an advocate for social change, using data to inform policy-making, differentiating good sources of information from fake news, confronting global challenges, and more!
    Keynote speeches from prominent individuals: hear about the difference between public service and partisan politics, the ethics of being a public servant, finding fulfillment in your work and the perseverance needed to achieve your goals.
    Learn by doing: work with a team to develop a solution to a current real-world policy challenge.
    Social events including a tour of the state capitol, group meals with students and alumni, a haunted tour of Albany, and trivia night.

There is no cost to attend! Students must provide their own transportation to and from Albany, NY. Participating students will be eligible to receive up to $50 to help supplement the cost of their travel.



  • Undergraduate sophomores through recent graduates (1 year) with interest in public policy and working in the public sector, both domestically and abroad
    Traditionally underrepresented students are encouraged to apply
    All majors are welcome


Application Deadline: 11:59 pm CT on October 6, 2018