Connect with Us:
Events for Admitted Students

All of our Admitted Student and Connection Events will be VIRTUAL. These virtual formats allow us to reach more of you and incorporate a number of our alumni from around the world. There are a variety of ways to connect and learn more.  We hope you will join us!

Maxwell Faculty Connections Series:  Feb 16 - Mar 10 

Please join us for our PAIA Faculty Connections Series with Q&A throughout the spring term.
Sessions are already scheduled and registration links active - so sign up now! 
These are all posted on our Recruitment/Webinar Schedule:  Webinar Schedule.  

Attend a Class - Virtually:  Mar 1 - Apr 15 

While we are still unable to host you on-campus, we will provide the opportunity for our admitted students to attend a class - virtually.  We will have a full list of courses available for class attendance, and you can request attendance for any dates throughout March and April.  Class Attendance Request Form  Due to high demand, this option is available to admitted PAIA students only, and we ask you to limit your request to just one class. Please provide at least three working days for us to process your request.  

Admitted Student Receptions:  Mar 23 & 24, Apr 1 & 6 

Connect with Faculty and Alumni with large group presentation and small group discussions. 
MA IR Focus:  Tuesday, March 23
MA IR & MA PDGC Focus: Thursday, April 1, 6:00 - 8:00 pm 
MPA Focus:  Wednesday, March 24 & Tuesday, April 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Admitted Student Receptions Registration Form

PAIA Alumni Connections

Our alumni are excited to speak with you about their time at Maxwell and share how their Maxwell degrees have helped them throughout their careers. You can reach out to any of our Maxwell Alumni Ambassadors at any time: Professional Masters Alumni Ambassador List   These connections can be helpful in exploring our school, degree programs, and meaningful career impacts Maxwell alumni have around the world. 

We cam also provide a slightly more extensive LIST of Alumni Connections for Admitted Students.  If you are an admitted student, please email us at for a copy of the 2021 Alumni Connection List.  

A true testament of any graduate program is the success of it's alumni.  We are proud of the many achievements of our alumni in their careers all over the world, and across a variety of policy areas. Please enjoy reviewing our Maxwell Alumni Profiles to see the breadth and depth of their careers and read more about our unique Maxwell Community 

Webinar Series

We will host a variety of webinars over the Spring specific to our Admitted Students. These will focus on Faculty and their Research, Global Programs and Internship Opportunities as well as Career Development Resources and Careers.  Webinars will be added to the schedule throughout the Spring.  Webinar Schedule.

Student Connections / Current Student Panel  

Hearing from current students is also another avenue to get the full picture of the Maxwell student experience. Lucas Valelly, a current MPA student and assistant on our Admissions Team, will also be glad to answer your questions and/or connect you with a current student sharing your academic interests.  Look for information on a Spring Current Student Panel focusing on issues related to housing, the student experience, getting around Syracuse, and advice for new admits. 

We are here to help....

As always our Admissions Team is standing by to assist with any questions as they arise. Please feel free to reach out to Ken, Stephanie, Kristi, Josh, Isaac, Heather or Christine at