Congratulations to M.A. in Asian Studies students Abigail Bard (MASIA ’21) and Alexander Barker (MASIA ’21) as well as MASIA alumnus Patrick Madaj (MASIA ’19) for qualifying as finalists for the 2021 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program. PMF is a highly selective, prestigious two-year training and development program at a United States government agency for U.S. citizens with a recent graduate degree.
About the PMF
Bearing the Presidential moniker, the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.