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Tell us about yourself!

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This is an open call to all of our incoming Fall 2015 MIA/MPA students. We’d love to hear about why you chose SIPA and your expectations for the upcoming academic year. Please email us at sipa_new@columbia.edu to share your personal admissions story, what your summer vacation will entail/did entail, or anything else you think your peers would…

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New Student Series Part 3: Ana Cristina Canales Gómez

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For Part 3 of our series, meet Ana Cristina Canales Gómez. Ana is a veterinarian from Santiago, Chile, and she currently works at the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture. She enjoys riding horses in her free time, and looks forward to a change of pace by living in New York City and networking with international organizations and their leaders. Here are…

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Eat like Seeple by joining SIPA Eats

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On our blog, we often talk about repetitive, but necessary topics, like the admissions process and the curriculum. But there’s so much more SIPA has to offer outside of the classroom. Thus, I’m sharing a post by Program Assistant Katherine McGehee, MIA ’15, regarding one of SIPA’s newest student groups, SIPA Eats. SIPA has 46 active student organizations, and SIPA…

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Course-selection advice for incoming students

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The Office of Admissions has received several inquiries from incoming Fall 2015 students about orientation, course registration and assistantships. Luckily, one of our Admissions Ambassadors decided to share with all of you some “insider’s knowledge” on how to approach academics and financial aid at SIPA. Here’s what Sriram Gutta, MPA ’15, had to say:

New Student Series Part 2: Laho Bangoura

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In our second edition of new-student introductions, I’d like everyone to welcome Laho Bangoura. He’s from the Republic of Guinea, and at just 32 years old, he became the youngest diplomat to obtain the title of Chief of Staff, with the rank of ambassador, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He hopes to use his SIPA degree to strengthen “Guinea’s voice…

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Here’s your SIPA summer playlist

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After a painfully long winter (2013-2014 was New York City’s 7th-snowiest winter on record), things are finally starting to warm up around here. So our former Program Assistant (and current temp), Lauren Podber, MIA ’15, came up with a fantastic idea to get our incoming Fall 2015 class in the right mindset for August’s Orientation Week.

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