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5 pieces of advice for incoming students

Former PA Amir Safa, MIA ’17, passes on some words of wisdom and resources to incoming SIPA students.

Working Seeples: Yasmina Dardari MIA ’17

In addition to taking 14 to 16 credits a semester and participating in student groups, some SIPA students also work part-time jobs or internships. Earlier this semester, SIPA News spoke with Yasmina Dardari MIA ’17 to discuss how she manages the demands of school, her social life, and her internship at Unbendable Media.

What it’s like taking a class with the 76th U.S. Treasury Secretary

Amir Safa, MIA ‘17, talks about one of the last classes he took at SIPA, which was also the first course taught here by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. Why’d Amir enroll in the course? “Why not? It is not everyday one gets to sit down with a former U.S.Treasury Secretary,” he says. Read more about the benefits of the course and what it was like learning from the 76th Secretary of the Treasury.

Ayanda’s Kisumu Workshop Debrief

Former PA Ayanda Francis shares her debrief about her Workshop project (aka Capstone assignment) in Kisumu, Kenya with client Alice Visionary Foundation Project.

Columbia University to open Center for Veteran Transition and Integration

Earlier this month, Columbia University announced the creation of a new Center for Veteran Transition and Integration that will provide innovative educational programming and support for veterans making the transition to two- and four-year colleges, graduate and professional schools, civilian life, and the workforce. Major Michael Abrams, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan and a current Marine Corps Reservist, as well as the founder of FourBlock, a program to prepare veterans for business careers, will lead the center as its executive director. The Center for Veterans will open in the fall of 2017.

Read more about the Center’s planned services in today’s blog post.