After earning his degree in criminal justice and sociology from Washington State University, Jon Schorsch attended Seattle University (Seattle U). At Seattle U, Jon Schorsch earned a master’s degree in public administration (MPA).
Seattle U’s MPA program provides its students with support, including access to scholarships. After completion of the MPA program, students are grounded in the principles and concepts for advancement in a career in government or the nonprofit sector.
An example is the Public Administration Departmental Scholarship. This is available to all incoming students who demonstrate financial need. The other prerequisite is to describe your interest in leadership roles in an area of public administration.
MPA students also may obtain a scholarship through Americorp’s Alumni Scholarship. The scholarship awards students $3,000 toward tuition during the first two years of the program. A prerequisite for applying is completion of a service assignment as specified by the program. Those with financial need are prioritized for selection.
Jon Schorsch, a successful attorney and retired Seattle law enforcement officer, served until recently as a public defender in King County. Currently, Jon Schorsch co-mediates conflicts at the Volunteers of America dispute resolution center in Everett, Washington.
To compliment his professional work, Mr. Schorsch enrolled in the Human Resource Management Certificate Program at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). which currently offers 91 professional certificates, each of which signifies completion of a specialized technical training program. Students can obtain either a certificate of completion (CoC) for programs less than 45 credit hours, or a Certificate of Proficiency (CoP) for programs greater than 45 hours.
The human resource (HR) management certificate program is designed for working professionals interested in an HR career, or those currently working in the field who wish to advance. The program provides students with strategies to improve employee communication in addition to enhancing their skills in employee management and operations. Moreover, the HR certificate program enhances students’ employee-development skills, and allows them to participate in the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).
For additional information on the HR management certificate program, visit www.lwtech.edu.
A longtime sergeant for the Port of Seattle Police Department, Jon Schorsch took medical retirement in 2007. After completing his law enforcement career, Jon Schorsch attended Seattle University School of Law to complete his juris doctor.
Located in Seattle, Washington, the Seattle University School of Law stands out for its commitment to teaching a diverse group of lawyers using real-world training from world-class educators. The school also maintains a robust continuing legal education program (CLE) that includes its Summer Practice Academy.
Aiming to be the most comprehensive legal training program in the state of Washington, the Summer Practice Academy offers certificate programs taught by leading legal scholars and practitioners. The 2018 Academy will be the fifth hosted by the school and will include a range of three-day seminars that will qualify for up to 17.25 Law and Legal CLE credits.
One of the highlights of the Academy is the Mastering Legal Writing Certificate Program, which offers tailored legal writing instruction for practicing attorneys. The Academy will also offer a Health Law Certificate and a program focused on mass atrocities and human rights.
To learn more about the Summer Practice Academy, please visit http://law.seattleu.edu/summerpracticeacademy.
Former Port of Seattle Police Department Sergeant Jon Schorsch has more than two decades of experience in public service. Active in a number of civic and nonprofit organizations, Jon Schorsch is a graduate of the Seattle University Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.
Seattle University’s MPA program is designed for public service professionals looking to expand their knowledge of public administration as well as advance their careers. The program is committed to social justice and empowering diverse communities. It enhances students' skill sets in areas such as critical thinking, administration, analysis, management, and public policy.
The MPA program is staffed by leading faculty from Seattle University, and classes are conducted quarterly or seasonally. The total number of credits required to graduate is 57, including 33 credits from 11 compulsory courses, 9 credits from 3 government and nonprofit sector courses, and 15 credits from 5 electives.
Admission to the MPA program is based on merit. Applicants should have a demonstrable dedication to public service, at least one year’s work experience, a bachelor’s degree, and a 3.0 GPA. Applications should be sent to the institution’s admissions office and must include official college transcripts, completed application and MPA recommendation forms, a resume, and a letter of intent.
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