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Oct20, 2017

2018 Admissions Guideline: The myth behind economics courses

By Johns Hopkins University |October 20, 2017

When prospective students first hear about the International Economics course requirements at Johns Hopkins SAIS, I often see a look of worry from applicants.  Because we are a school of international studies, we want to make sure that our students are well equipped with the knowledge they need to excel for wherever they go to work internationally or domestically. Yet, I want to reassure you that the economics requirement is not as daunting as it sounds.In case you didn't know...Every Maste...
Oct20, 2017

Kate Sinner ’04 MPA named associate vice president at Oregon Institute of Technology

By Syracuse University |October 20, 2017

Kate Sinner was selected as the associate vice president for government relations and strategic partnerships. Previously Sinner was the deputy legislative director to Oregon State Governor Kate Brown. Sinner also brings expertise she gained while serving as director of federal relations for Oregon State University from 2007 to 2014. To read more about her achievement, click here. ...
Oct20, 2017

Quick Januarian check-in

By Tufts University |October 20, 2017

And now a quick word for our prospective 2018 Januarians.  The applications submitted by folks hoping to enroll in January are now working their way through the process.  Many have already been reviewed.  Dan spent yesterday reading and Liz is following up today.  (Thank goodness for my Admissions pals, since I haven’t had a chance to read a single file yet.)  We even pulled a student into the process.  One of the returning members of the Admissions Committee was able to jump in to r...
Oct20, 2017

PPLC Interview – Jack Hoda

By Harvard |October 20, 2017

This post features a previous Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC) participant. PPLC 2018 will take place February 8 – 11, 2018. The application is open and qualified students should apply by the deadline: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Further information about the program is available on our website and the link to the application is here. To qualify for consideration an applicant applicant must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or Deferred Action for Childhood Arriva...
Oct19, 2017

#ElliottProud: Jennifer Tolin

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |October 19, 2017

Jennifer Tolin attended the Elliott School for her B.A. in International Affairs, with minors in Arabic and Criminal Justice, and then came back for round two with a M.A. in Security Policy. She studied abroad with CIEE in Amman, Jordan during undergrad, learning Arabic and regional studies. Jennifer interned all over DC and VA, but her most memorable experiences were at the Institute of World Politics, the International Center for Terrorism Studies, and the FBI. She currently works at the FBI ...
Oct19, 2017

Meet Columbia’s Libraries

By Columbia University |October 19, 2017

The Meet Columbia series aims to expose prospective SIPA students to the larger university-wide experience offered at Columbia. In this post, we explore four of Columbia’s libraries on the Morningside Heights campus.  It’s Midterm season, and you haven’t started your Conceptual Foundations or Politics of Policymaking papers?! Perhaps buckling down in one of the 21 […]...
Oct19, 2017

First-Year Alumni: David’s Chicago-based international career

By Tufts University |October 19, 2017

David Tykvart was an Admissions staff favorite during the two years when he worked in the office.  With his post, I’ll close out the updates from the Class of 2016 on their first year post-Fletcher.  David’s early career is a good example of how an international career can be based in one’s home country. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was standing in the Hall of Flags one April, jet-lagged from having flown in the night before from the Czech Republic and taking a qui...
Oct19, 2017

2017 New Student Information – Post #4

By Harvard |October 19, 2017

This is the fourth in a series of posts on some of the biographical and background information of our new students starting this year. Links to the full series are at the end of this entry and this entry is specific to new MPA/ID students who have joined us this year. MPA/ID Previous Employment SectorMPA/ID Average Years of Work Experience: 3.8 years (most experienced candidate, 24 years experience)MPA/ID Average Age:  27.7 yearsMPA/ID Female: 48%MPA/ID Male: 52%MPA/ID Domestic: 22.5%MPA/ID Int...
Oct18, 2017

Miller Featured on USA Today’s TalkingTech

By University of Minnesota |October 18, 2017

Dan Miller (MPP '05) is the owner of Mulberrys Garment Care. He was recently featured on USA Today's Talking Tech.Connect with Dan on LinkedIn....
Oct18, 2017

#WeAreElliott: Kasey Stricklin

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |October 18, 2017

Kasey Stricklin is completing her last semester of the mid-career Master’s in International Policy and Practice program with a focus in Russia and nuclear security. During her time at the Elliott School, she has interned at the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the State Department, the Center for Naval Analyses, and the Department of Energy. Kasey has a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Texas and a JD from the University of Oklahoma. She is licensed to practice law in Texas. Wher...
Oct18, 2017

Trump is not only ditching the Iran deal, but Iraq too

By Waya Quiviger |October 18, 2017

US President Donald Trump just made the first step to dismantle a deal that took more than four years to negotiate, from the first overtures made by the Obama administration to Iran in 2011 to the final signing of The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015. Trump is seeking to undo the diplomatic legacy of the previous administration, arguing that the Iran nuclear deal failed to prevent the development of Tehran’s ballistic missile programme and end its support for terrorism. ...
Oct18, 2017

ICYMI: Fletcher on Jeopardy

By Tufts University |October 18, 2017

Some eagle-eyed Jeopardy fans in the Fletcher community spotted this question as they watched the show recently.  The answer (in the form of a question), of course, is “What is Tufts University?” ...
Oct18, 2017

Fall 2017 Previous Application Review Notes – Post #13

By Harvard |October 18, 2017

This post is a continuation of the series on my review of applications from the past, however I want to start by reminding prospective applicants that we are hosting a number of virtual information sessions in the coming weeks. Below are the dates and topics, to register for a session click on the date links -Two-Year MPA Program Session - Thursday, October 19General Admissions Session - Monday, October 23Mid-Career MPA Mason Program Session - Tuesday, October 24MPP Program Session - Thursday,...
Oct17, 2017

Hong promoted at U.S. Department of Labor

By University of Minnesota |October 17, 2017

Thor Hong (MPP ’15) was recently promoted at the U.S. Department of Labor to international relations analyst in the Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking. He was formerly a program analyst.  Connect with Thor on LinkedIn....
Oct17, 2017

Wiedermeier Bower begins with ATTACh

By University of Minnesota |October 17, 2017

Jeanette Wiedermeier Bower (MA ’94) recently began working with ATTACh- Teaching the World to Heal as a consultant. She formerly worked as an executive director of the March of Dimes.Connect with Jeanette on LinkedIn....
Oct17, 2017

Wang joins Minnesota Department of Human Services

By University of Minnesota |October 17, 2017

Wenchen Wang (MPP ’17) has joined the Minnesota Department of Human Services as a management analyst. She was formerly a volunteer data analyst with Hennepin County.Connect with Wenchen on LinkedIn....
Oct17, 2017

Reshetova promoted at Pact

By University of Minnesota |October 17, 2017

Olga Reshetova (MPP ’12) recently became a program officer for reforms and advocacy with Pact. She was formerly a program officer for the UNITER project.Connect with Olga on LinkedIn....
Oct17, 2017

Mehta published in Star Tribune

By University of Minnesota |October 17, 2017

Neeraj Mehta (MPP ’04) recently published a commentary in the Star Tribune regarding oppression in Minneapolis. Mehta is currently the director of community-based research at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs.Read his commentary here.Connect with Neeraj on LinkedIn....
Oct17, 2017

Nesse joins Center for Transportation Studies

By University of Minnesota |October 17, 2017

Kristina Nesse (MURP ’13) has joined the University of Minnesota’s Center for Transportation Studies as the manager of coordinated research. She was formerly a transit oriented development planner and project manager with Metro Transit.Connect with Kristina on LinkedIn....
Oct17, 2017

Shokohzadeh accepts Stimson Center position

By University of Minnesota |October 17, 2017

Audel Shokohzadeh (MPP ’17) has begun working at the Stimson Center as a communication specialist. He is looking to strengthen the relationship between the Stimson Center and Humphrey.Connect with Audel on LinkedIn....
Oct17, 2017

Day In the Life of an HNC Student: Alexandra Hansen

By Johns Hopkins University |October 17, 2017

Alexandra Hansen, Certificate '18, shares a typical day as a student at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. She keeps busy with her classes, extracurricular activities, and late-night Chinese BBQ.   7:30am – I wake up early to grab breakfast with my roommate at the 餐厅. I love the HNC’s breakfast, they often have pancakes, soya milk, steamed dumplings, 馅饼, eggs, and fruit. 8:00am – My roommate and I walk to the West Building to attend Critical Developments in American History. We ...
Oct17, 2017

Politics & Polls #62: Does Gerrymandering Leave Voters Without a Voice?

By Princeton University |October 17, 2017

Politics & Polls #62: Does Gerrymandering Leave Voters Without a Voice?Oct 17, 2017This episode is about one of Sam Wang’s favorite topics: gerrymandering. Wang visited the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 to hear arguments in Gill v. Whitford, a case challenging Wisconsin’s 2011 redistricting plan as being the product of partisan gerrymandering.  In this episode, Julian Zelizer and Wang discuss the case, Wang’s day in D.C. and whether this case could potentially put guardrails on the par...
Oct17, 2017

Adi on being a banker for the summer

By Tufts University |October 17, 2017

As promised, today’s post comes from second-year MIB student, Adi, who provides the final summer update from our continuing Student Stories bloggers.  Adi’s internship gave him a chance to test a new field, as he continues the career shift process he started in his first Fletcher semester. At one point during my first year at Fletcher, someone told me that, in the end, everything was going to be o.k.  Everyone will do something during the summer break, be it an internship, researc...
Oct17, 2017

Fall 2017 News and Notes – Post #9

By Harvard |October 17, 2017

We have been receiving quite a few questions regarding the submission of academic transcripts and in this entry we hope to clarify how and what to upload. We do not need paper copies of transcripts sent to us via postal mail to review an applicant for admission. We only request official/paper transcripts to be sent to us by applicants who are admitted. For purposes of application review our preference is that applicants upload unofficial copies of transcripts to the application web site.When it ...
Oct16, 2017

MA IR Global Programs at the Maxwell School

By Syracuse University |October 16, 2017

A big thank you to today’s guest blog author: Ian Gottesfeld, new MA IR student, and Graduate Assistant with Isaac Olson, Director of Maxwell’s Global Programs. The Maxwell School’s Global Programs are a mix of academic and internship opportunities around the world. Almost all MA in International Relations students will participate in two Global Programs over […]...
Oct16, 2017

2018 Admissions Guideline: Why you should consider the early notification application

By Johns Hopkins University |October 16, 2017

As you get your application together for the 2018 admissions, I'm sure you've questioned whether or not you should consider the early notification deadline or to take more time preparing for the regular deadline. Although the regular deadline gives you the benefit of having more cushion time, I wanted to share some of the benefits for applying to the early notification enrollment option that you might not have known about.1. Anyone who gets accepted in the early notification pool receives a half...
Oct16, 2017

#ElliottProud Thursday Profiles

By Elliott School Graduate Admissions |October 16, 2017

What’s the job search like after graduation? What class recommendations best prepare students for a career in international affairs? What part of the Elliott School’s master’s programs best prepares our students for life after graduation? Every Thursday, we’ll post alumni profiles answering these questions and more, aimed to help current and prospective students learn more about the Elliott School experience post-graduation! Have a question for an Elliott School alumni? ...
Oct16, 2017

Godfrey Passes Away

By University of Minnesota |October 16, 2017

David Godfrey (MA '96), age 48, of St. Paul MN, died October 11 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice from complications of alcoholism. Preceded in death by his father Dennis Godfrey. Survived by wife Dana Wagner and sons August and Thomas Godfrey. A graduate of Mounds Park Academy and Lawrence University. David did graduate work at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.Funeral services will be at 3 PM on Saturday, October 21 at St. Clements Episcopal Church, St. Paul. A reception will follow. In lieu of...
Oct16, 2017

Rosemary O’Leary ’88 PhD (PA) picks up three lifetime achievement awards, completes set of five

By Syracuse University |October 16, 2017

Rosemary O’Leary won three awards for lifetime achievement in public administration this past summer, including the Routledge Award for Outstanding Contributions to Public Management Research from the International Research Society for Public Management, the Frederickson Award from the Public Management Research Association, and the Keith C. Provan Award from the Academy of Management. With these three awards, O’Leary has won five out of the available five lifetime achievement award...
Oct16, 2017

Fall 2017 Previous Application Review Notes – Post #12

By Harvard |October 16, 2017

This post is a continuation of a series focused on my review of applications from the past. When commenting on previous essays, my goal is not to provide a specific template for how to write an effective essay, my hope is that my thoughts will help applicants reflect on ways to highlight their own personal motivations and experiences in unique ways. I will also comment on other parts of the application I am reviewing as I see fit.As stated in the first introductory post, I am not going to adhere...