Students get career advice from one of HUD’s former key leaders

04.06.17

Former Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Jaime Castillo talks to public administration students about how he developed his career and offers advice for students who want to craft their own profession in public policy.

Jamie Castillo, who met with public administration students at the UTSA Downtown Campus, spoke about his career starting as a newspaper reporter, which led to a major role in public affairs.  He emphasized the importance of flexibility in career development.  He also talked about one of HUD's initiatives in expanding broadband infrastructure for underserved communities.  At the end of the session, Jaime opened it up for questions from the students.  Students asked him what he feels are major pubic policy concerns in San Antonio related to infrastructure and human capital.  Students were very pleased to make a connection with Castillo and get sound advice as they navigate through their studies in the growing field of public administration.