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Meet Kim Anderson

A day in the life

Meet Kim Anderson

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I see the world differently. My world vision has shifted and I understand things from a whole new perspective, which has created a more positive path to pursue my goals.

Kim Anderson, MPAM, 2017

Chief, Corporate Services, SWNS
School of Public Administration Director Award Recipient for Highest Academic Achievement

Why did you choose the MPA(M) program at Dalhousie?

I humbly admit that the thought of being accepted to Dal was the most exciting for me—I had always dreamed of becoming a Dal student. The MPA (M) program was also exactly the academic focus I wanted to pursue and most related to my professional goals. The fact that it was a blended program where I could attend the university—in-class—sealed the deal for me.

How has your experience been with the online blended learning model used in the program?

Simply awesome! The blended program allowed me to organize my time to meet the assignment deadlines. I was also able to form study groups with my cohorts and easily connect with them, which was a considerable advantage to my learning. The icing on the cake was getting to meet my class cohorts and the individual course professors at intensives—neatly wrapping the course material up and building my network. 

What are the key features of the program that you liked best?

The course facilitators were simply the best and most passionate about learning enhancement. The intensives drive this program home by bringing everyone together and making sure that each student really did achieve the learning outcomes. The course content is current and relevant; while many of the class assignments brought personal insight to a variety of subjects. 

What networking opportunities have you encountered in the program?

I now have a well-rounded group of cohorts who are connected to public administrative services in some way—all across Canada. I love that I can call upon any of them to help me with any project I am working on—even if that simply means connecting me with the right people.

How has your experience in the MPA(M) program affected your personal and professional goals?  

I see the world differently. My world vision has shifted and I understand things from a whole new perspective, which has created a more positive path to pursue my goals.

What’s next in your life?

Good question. Law school would be great. But whatever comes next, I will be guided by the academic learning I have acquired at Dal in the MPA (M) program; so I know I’ll be in good company.