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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.

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

UH Resources

Athletics: students get free access to UH sporting events

Campus Recreation & Wellness Center: exercise equipment, fitness classes, sports clubs, pools, and much more

Cougar Card: official student ID used to access campus resources

Dining Services: on-campus dining options and meal plans

Health Center and Counseling and Psychological Services: health and counseling services

M.D. Anderson Library: excellent study spaces and research services

Police: security escorts and lost and found

Parking & Transportation Services: parking permits and other transportation

Scholarships & Financial Aid: provides financial assistance to students through grants, loans, and scholarships

Student Center and Satellite: restaurants, study areas, bookstore, student organizations, bowling alley and game room, and much more

UH Campus Map: detailed map of the UH campus showing buildings, parking areas, and other amenities

UH Campus Store: official UH bookstore for textbooks and UH apparel

UH Graduate Catalog: UH Graduate School academic policies and procedures

University Career Services: resume/interview help and career fairs/workshops

University Information Technology: AccessUH login system, CougarNet computer accounts, UH e-mail, software downloads, and much more

University Registrar: provides registration and enrollment records, includes in-state residency verification, transcripts, and diplomas

Writing Center: writing consultations and workshops

Other Resources

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