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NASPO Events & Education Pulse Blog NASPO’s Higher Education initiatives are built upon our relationships with academic partners. After more than three years of working with these impressive academics and their students, the answer to a need of our membership often lies with one of our partner schools. NASPO encourages its membership to participate in academic partner career fairs, case competitions and many other events, but the ultimate goal is to build an example for the states to model when reaching out to their local institutions. NASPO has worked to establish relationships with top-tier Supply Chain Management programs across the country. Of course, the primary goal in everything we do is to serve our members, and these partnerships are no different.NASPO has collaborated with its academic partners over the years to recruit students for internships and full-time positions in state offices, as well as provide educational resources and training services. Recent academic partner projects include the Chemeketa Community College online public procurement course, the Michigan State University Leadership Academy and the upcoming Arizona State University online IT certification, to name a few. We hope that these examples inspire you to get involved with schools near you. Academic institutions can provide a wealth of educational resources, and they’re willing to help! Where do I begin?