Greg Conn

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Major: BS in Public Affairs with a minor in Political Science
Expected Graduation Date: December 2016

Why did you decide on a degree in Public Affairs?

After getting out of the active duty Army, going back to school and completing my bachelor’s degree became one my goals. Since I had obtained a job working in the public sector, I wanted my education to help provide me the skillsets that would enable me to move up in that sector.

What do you like about your Program at UT Dallas?

The faculty and staff that I have worked with throughout my time at UTD is definitely what I like the most. There is a good mix of professors that are experts in academic theory and those that have real world experience to share with their students. It really helps create a well-rounded education. They are always there to help and really want to enable you to succeed.

Plans for the Future

As an undergraduate enrolled in the Fast Track program, I plan to continue with my education and enter into the Master of Public Affairs program in the spring of 2017. While I have not decided, I would be interested in pursuing a doctorate at some point in the future. Professionally, I hope to become involved in local government management in the North Texas area in order to provide superior service to both citizens and the employees.

Advice to Prospective EPPS Students

Try to take advantage of non-classroom learning opportunities, such as traveling abroad or internships. I had the opportunity to travel to Seoul, Korea to participate in a case study of the Seoul Municipal Government and it was one of my best experiences at UTD.

Interests

When time permits I like to travel and the outdoors. I am a lifelong Texas Rangers fan. I am very close with my family and usually spend most of my free time with them.