January 2017 – The McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to announce that five of its students, four of them current and one recent alum, have been chosen as finalists for the prestigious and highly-selective Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program.

Finalists from McCourt include Andrew Howe (MPP ’17), Sarah Conner (MPP ’17), Adam Trowbridge (MIDP ’16), Celeste Chen (MPP ’17) and Reza Zomorrodian (MPP ’17).

The PMF program, sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), aims to attract and retain top talent as future leaders within the ranks of the federal government. It consists of a two-year paid government fellowship for advanced degree candidates seeking a career in the federal workforce.

OPM this year received more than 6,300 applications and selected only 417 finalists. Each of the McCourt representatives, having advanced from the semi-finalist stage, will attend a PMF Career Fair where they will have the opportunity to interview for opportunities with their desired government agencies. Upon successful completion of the Fellowship, they are eligible to transition into full-time government positions.