Application Advice – Asking for Recommendations

You’re filling out your application and then DREAD fills you…….RECOMMENDATIONS. You have to ask other people to tell SIPA why they think you should be accepted into SIPA. Now….. you know you’re awesome but now someone else has to talk about how and why you’re awesome. UGHHHHHH. We here at SIPA have you covered. Simple…

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Demystified: The Quantitative and Language Resume

One of the most challenging parts of the application process at SIPA is the Quantitative and Language Resume (judged by the amount of questions we get about how to craft it). Although there is a helpful template on our website, it won’t help you know exactly what do put in it, which is what this…

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Upcoming deadlines for external scholarships, and graduate fairs

Scholarship Opportunities The SIPA Financial Aid Office maintains a database of external funding opportunities, and we wanted to alert students to some upcoming application deadlines. For more external scholarship awards, visit our External Fellowships and Funding Sources page. La Unidad Latina Foundation – Graduate students working on community programs which aid in the civic empowerment and educational…

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#UNGA 2019 Roundup

The U.N. General Assembly 2019 was on the 23 – 27 September 2019. It was a busy week as world leaders gathered in New York City for the 74th session of the #UNGA.  This U.N. General Assembly comes during heightened tensions between the United States and Iran, and a worsening humanitarian situation in Venezuela. The…

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Where we will be to meet prospective students; and some admissions tips

Visiting the beautiful Furman University campus in South Carolina. We want to meet you. I just got back from our G4 recruiting trip in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina with representatives from Tufts Fletcher, Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service, and Johns Hopkins SAIS. The G4 (Group of 4 schools) is part of the Association…

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