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Jul13, 2018

NYC Apartment Hunting Tips

By Columbia University |July 13, 2018

We like to plan early when we can, and this time it turns out that our scheduled Off-Campus Housing webinar was planned directly during a World Cup match. Actually, the webinar was right in the middle of Croatia vs England. We understand. This one’s on us. But to our incoming students, don’t worry – the […]...
Jul12, 2018

#ElliottProud: Kerry Campbell

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 12, 2018

Kerry Campbell earned her Masters of International Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs in May 2016. Prior to enrolling at the Elliott School, Kerry completed her MSc in the Theory and History of International Relations from The London School of Economics and Political Science. Her master’s thesis was on the international agreements affecting the Middle East at the conclusion of World War I. While at the Elliott School, Kerry served as a Pathways Intern with the Department...
Jul12, 2018

Charlie Bush ’98 MPA wins scholarship to attend Harvard

By Syracuse University |July 12, 2018

Charlie Bush was awarded a full scholarship to the Harvard Senior Executive program by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Bush is city manager of Sequim, Washington. In this role Bush addresses prickly issues like homelessness, drug addiction, and water use through innovative and community engagement and non-profit partnerships. ...
Jul12, 2018

First-Year Alumni: Karla launches her career back in Mexico

By Tufts University |July 12, 2018

Returning to the Class of 2017, we’ll hear today from Karla Schiaffino Pérez, who completed the MALD program.  Karla’s trek to her current position wandered geographically through three countries, but reflected a relatively straight-line career path. Karla, second from right, with Fletcher friends in Mexico City. I cannot believe it’s been a year since I graduated from Fletcher!  Choosing a school for graduate studies took a lot of thinking and a good amount of luck.  Today, I...
Jul12, 2018

2019 Application Cycle Fellowship/Scholarship Information – Post #2

By Harvard |July 12, 2018

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program Funding is top of mind for many interested in attending graduate school and planning ahead is key. Each year I have a few unfortunate conversations with admitted applicants who indicate that they did not bother applying for financial aid because they never thought they would be admitted. Once admitted, applicants have approximately one month to respond to our offer and this is not enough time to search for and apply for funding. Like lots of things in life, ...
Jul11, 2018

Mexican Elections: A Transformation

By University of Denver |July 11, 2018

The surprise of the Mexican election was not Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) majority victory (53%), but the sweep of his party, MORENA, in legislative seats and state governorships.The build-up demand for change corresponded to the largest election day in the country’s electoral history, with nine governorships, both houses of Congress, and several thousand state and local elections. Corruption, crime, and slow and unequal growth were the primary issues debated, with a desire for dra...
Jul11, 2018

2018 Career Reception Connects Schools and Employers

By APSIA |July 11, 2018

On July 10, more than 200 students, alumni, employers, and staff gathered at the National Press Club in Washington DC for the second annual APSIA Career Networking Reception. Alumni and students from across thirteen APSIA members were able to connect with representatives of 22 organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Participating organizations include Brookings, Eaton Vance, Mercy Corps, and the US National Security Agency, Mercy Corps. Attendees had the opportunity t...
Jul11, 2018

#IncomingElliott: Rachel Baker

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 11, 2018

Rachel Baker is originally from Minnesota and attended college at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she received a BA degree in Political Science and Spanish. She competed all four years as an NCAA Division I student-athlete with the swim team. Outside of the pool, she was an active member of the Phi Sigma Pi honors fraternity and executive member of Swoop’s Stoop- a student organization partnered with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and a member of RedHawk Council. Last summer, she com...
Jul11, 2018

Meet the Hopkins-Nanjing Center’s 2018-2019 U.S.-China Exchange Scholars

By Johns Hopkins University |July 11, 2018

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center offers the U.S.-China Exchange Scholarship to alumni of U.S. government-supported programs for Chinese language study. These programs include, but are not limited to, the Critical Language Scholarship, Boren Award for International Study, Chinese Language Flagship Program, and the National Security Language Initiative for Youth. Meet the second group of U.S.-China Exchange Scholars below. Eric LacourChinese Language Flagship Program, Indiana University BloomingtonForei...
Jul11, 2018

2018 Recruitment Travel – Post #7

By Harvard |July 11, 2018

Representatives of HKS often travel to meet with prospective applicants and many of our students and alumni also volunteer to assist us in our outreach efforts. We have added some new events since our last update, sessions in bold text are new or confirmed since our last recruitment travel post. For further details on pending events keep following this blog for updates.We are very close to confirming our public event schedule for Washington, D.C. and will post details soon. We will have several ...
Jul10, 2018

Fall 2018 application sneak peak

By Princeton University |July 10, 2018

Fall 2018 application sneak peak Jul 10, 2018Greetings from hot and humid central New Jersey. For those wishing to get a jump start on their fall 2018 application to the WWS, I am pleased to write with an update. Beyond the other application requirements, we want to get to know our applicants on a more personal and individual basis. As such, we will ask all applicants to our three graduate degree programs - MPA, MPP, PhD - to answer the following *new* question in approximately 200 to 300 words....
Jul10, 2018

#TuesdayTips: Student Accounts or Financial Aid?

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 10, 2018

There are 2 money/payment related offices you’ll interact with during your time at GW, but knowing where to go can be confusing. Depending on the issue, knowing which office to reach out to from the start will save you time! Student Accounts Office The Student Accounts Office is in charge of eBill, the online platform used for students to make all payments towards tuition and fees. Contact the Student Accounts Office for questions regarding: Tuition rates, fees, & charges How to pay ...
Jul10, 2018

First-Year Alumni: McKenzie joins the impact investing field

By Tufts University |July 10, 2018

Today’s alumni update also serves as a conclusion to the story shared from 2015-17 by McKenzie Smith, who completed the MIB program.  While still in her final semester, about a year ago, McKenzie hadn’t nailed down her post-Fletcher job securely enough to write about it and her story remained unfinished on the blog.  Today’s post wraps it all up! Just over a year ago, I signed an offer to join Omidyar Network upon graduating from Fletcher.  At the time, it was a huge relief...
Jul10, 2018

2019 Application Long-Term Planning Series – Post #9

By Harvard |July 10, 2018

We have had a few Admissions Committee meetings in recent weeks and one common theme that was discussed had to do with our review of the applications of those who do not speak English as a native language. The pace of learning at HKS is quite fast and a few faculty members on the Committee noted the struggles of some non-native English speakers. The ability to read vast amounts of materials quickly, write with clarity, understand rapid conversations, and speak clearly are all key to achieving su...
Jul09, 2018

#IncomingElliott: Oleksandr Nemchenko

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 9, 2018

Oleksandr Nemchenko is from Kyiv, Ukraine, however, most of his childhood was spent in northern Russia. He returned to Kyiv and studied for his degree in German and English languages and literature and later on in Psychology. He’s worked with different organizations and companies in different positions, starting as a personal assistant and interpreter, adoption case worker, and up to country manager of an adoption agency. Over the last several years, he’s been working with the Inter...
Jul09, 2018

New Maxwell MPA Students Arrive – Inspired by Local Leaders

By Syracuse University |July 9, 2018

This past week the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs of the Maxwell School, welcomed its newest class of MPA students. As is tradition, all students start the first week of July with a one week course, Public Affairs Colloquium. This year, the students worked in teams on a policy analysis memo surrounding a […]...
Jul09, 2018

Catching up with some 2017s

By Tufts University |July 9, 2018

Back in the spring, I shared a few updates from the Class of 2017 — from Sydney, Ammar, and Dan.  This week I’ll return to the 2017s with additional updates.  It’s hard to believe that a full year has now passed since their graduation and that members of the Class of 2018 have joined them as alumni! ...
Jul09, 2018

Greg Ahlgren ’74 BA (PSc) writes novel set during U.S. civil war

By Syracuse University |July 9, 2018

Greg Ahlgren wrote Olustee: America’s Unfinished Civil War Battle published by Canterbury House. The novel is about the recent efforts to erect a Union monument to Union soldiers in Olustee, Floria, and the opposition to this effort by neo-Confederate apologists. Ahlgren is a criminal defense lawyer in Manchester, New Hampshire, and has worked as a criminal justice professor, a state legislator, and a political activist. ...
Jul09, 2018

2018 Student Life Insight Series – Post #44

By Harvard |July 9, 2018

Martha Lee is a second-year Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Women’s Policy Journal. After completing her B.A. in Diplomatic History at the University of Pennsylvania, Martha managed a nutrition program for at-risk children and adolescent mothers in Managua, Nicaragua for an international development non-profit. She is also on the leadership team for the HKS Women in Power conference and works as an academic a...
Jul07, 2018

Summer Reading from SIPA Professors

By Columbia University |July 7, 2018

SIPA is home to practitioners, professors and faculty all across academia. Our distinguished professors have written books in their respective fields. So, while you kick-back and enjoy the summer take a look at these books! Howard W. Buffett is an adjunct Associate Professor and Research Scholar at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. […]...
Jul06, 2018

Tips for the Next MAGP Students

By Johns Hopkins University |July 6, 2018

Welcome Master of Arts in Global Policy (MAGP) Cohort IV! If you're reading this, it means you're one-part thirsty for a top quality education and one-part totally stretching yourself to study at Jons Hopkins SAIS while holding a full-time job. But as a current MAGP student and full-time professional myself, I'm here to tell you to fear not, it can be done! You'll come to find that as challenging as the MAGP curriculum is, it is equally rewarding. Here are my tips for getting the most out of you...
Jul05, 2018

#ElliottProud: Morgan Frost

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 5, 2018

Morgan Frost graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the Elliott School in May 2017, and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University. While at the Elliott School, Morgan had a concentration in Conflict Resolution, with a particular focus on human rights, peacebuilding, and stabilization. She also wrote her Master’s thesis on Palestinian refugees from Syria residing in Jordan and traveled to Amman to conduct research. She is currently working at the Center...
Jul05, 2018

New book for Patrick Kabanda, F13

By Tufts University |July 5, 2018

I’m far from a consistent profiler of alumni (or faculty, for that matter) writing, but I’m going to use this post to bring your attention to a recently released book from Patrick Kabanda, a 2013 Fletcher graduate.  Patrick first came to my attention several years before he applied to Fletcher.  He was working nearby and he stopped in for one of several conversations through which I got to know him before he even enrolled.  Having followed his trajectory for all that time, it is a...
Jul05, 2018

Eric Schultz ’02 BA (PSc) takes lead a communications company

By Syracuse University |July 5, 2018

Eric Schultz is director of strategic communications for Lumentus, a digital communications agency. Previously, Schultz was associate director, senior media strategist, writer, and content producer for Portland Communications in New York and Washington, DC. Schultz also produced influential live television shows at CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Fox 5 New York. For more information about his new job see this webpage. ...
Jul05, 2018

2018 Recruitment Travel – Post #6

By Harvard |July 5, 2018

Representatives of HKS often travel to meet with prospective applicants and many of our students and alumni also volunteer to assist us in our outreach efforts. We have added some new events since our last update, sessions in bold text are new or confirmed since our last recruitment travel post. For further details on pending events keep following this blog for updates.Dubai, UAE - July 6 - register (student-led session)Freetown, Sierra Leone - July 7 - register  (student-led session)Kampal...
Jul04, 2018

#IncomingElliott: Yuko Futamoto Hamaguchi

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 4, 2018

Yuko Futamoto Hamaguchi was born and brought up in Japan. She graduated with a degree in Law from Kyoto University and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she trained as a Lao expert. She loves learning different languages and enjoyed learning Lao along with its unique culture and society, eventually finding herself working there for ten years! As well as working as a diplomat, she pursued my passion to shed light on issues related to the coexistence of environment and development and...
Jul03, 2018

Service through leadership

By Princeton University |July 3, 2018

Service through leadershipJul 3, 2018The Woodrow Wilson School strives to be a diverse and inclusive community. We admit students from all walks of life and from a variety of backgrounds. Our students are the center of our school; their different policy interests help to make us great on campus, and contribute toward making the world great upon graduation. One group we are proud to welcome each fall is our active duty and military veterans. Beyond our work to facilitate civil-military discourse ...
Jul03, 2018

Pickering and Rangel fellowship applications

By Tufts University |July 3, 2018

One of our students, Rami, who is also a Rangel Fellow, wrote this week to make me aware of a change to another fellowship program.  For this year, the application calendar for the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship Program has changed.  Applications are now due on September 20 and the 2019 fellows will be notified in November.  SEPTEMBER 20!  That’s soon, people!  But the November 20 notification date will be a huge help for both applicants and graduate schools. Of course, if yo...
Jul03, 2018

July 4 U.S. Holiday

By Harvard |July 3, 2018

Please note that Wednesday, July 4 is a National Holiday (Independence Day) in the United States and both our offices and all of Harvard University will be closed. Many admission staff members are also taking vacation in early July and our responses to inquiries may be delayed. We appreciate your patience. ...
Jul02, 2018

#IncomingElliott: Josh Dei

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |July 2, 2018

Josh Dei grew up in a small town about an hour outside of Pittsburgh called Scottdale, Pennsylvania. He majored in political science and Spanish at the University of Pittsburgh, and in the spring semester of 2015, studied abroad in Havana, Cuba to improve on his Spanish speaking abilities in a less common location. Following this semester, he was able to obtain an internship in Spain working on intercultural community development programs in Madrid. He took some time off school before working t...