Speed Mentoring Event for Student with an Interest in Justice Administration


CJ SA Speed Mentoring SP 16 009On April 19, 2016, The Criminal Justice Student Association and the School of Public Administration and Civic Engagement (PACE) hosted its first annual Speed Mentoring event. At the event, current and former members of criminal justice professions met with students to discuss their career paths and offer advice and opportunities for student to jump-start their justice careers. Students were offered a broad range of experiences and approaches from which to draw lessons, and SFSU Alumni graduating between 1971 to 2003 were represented. The Mentors career experience ranged from Retired Captain of the San Francisco Police Department to Chief of Investigations with the San Francisco District Attorney. In service, the Mentors represent a variety of experience including the Vice President of the International Police Association, Board Member of the San Francisco Housing Authority and an SFSU CJ lecturer. Speed Mentoring is not a job fair, but rather provides students the chance to learn directly from current and former members of criminal justice organizations about what it takes to be a success in the varied and exciting professions represented. The Speed Networking event is the first of what will become an annual tradition for the School of PACE as it strives to connect current students with alumni and community members to further their professional development. We thank all those involved in making this inaugural event so successful.



PA 790: Administering Tax and Debt Policies: Prevailing Issues Class Visits SF City Hall


IMG_8041Dr. Wang took her PA790 students to the City Hall Tax Collector Office in March 2016. They met Treasurer, Jose Cisneros, and Tax Collector, David Augustine. They shared the history of the SF Office of Tax Collector, a number of detailed tax regulations, the change of tax from payroll to gross receipts, “sharing economy” (or “gig economy”) and challenges of a modernizing and decentralizing economy for local government revenue in addition to taking questions. The Public Administration Program is grateful for the investment in time from the Office of the Treasurer, as it has shaped our students understanding of the role of different departments in municipal government and the power of those bodies to improve the standard of living for all residents.