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This could be your Capstone project one day

SIPA’s signature Capstone Workshops give students the opportunity to apply the practical skills and analytical knowledge learned at SIPA to a real-world issue for client organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. While students won’t complete their MIA/MPA Capstone Workshop until their final semester at SIPA, there are ways to preview what the assignments are like. Here are two Capstone Workshops highlighting some of the compelling work that our Seeples do.

Welcome to our Fall 2017 Program Assistants

I’m excited to welcome our new program assistants to the admissions’ team! I’ll be sharing their stories in the coming days, so keep an eye out. In the meantime,¬†they’ll be here in the office to help answer any questions you may have about SIPA in general – our programs, student life, extracurricular activities, etc. They’ve…

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7 Student groups you may not know about

You’ve done your research about the application requirements and you’ve studied up on the GRE/GMAT, but did you know there’s more to SIPA than just “getting in”? Once you’re here you’ll have access to an astonishing amount of resources, from periodicals and professors to courses and classmates. A surprising extension of SIPA’s resources actually lies within its groups. These student-run organizations offer our Seeples the freedom to explore Columbia’s and New York City’s resources in a relaxed setting. Some groups invite visiting dignitaries to campus for informal discussions, while others coordinate research-focused Spring Break trips abroad. (In all, SIPA has more than 40 student groups you can join.) No matter your interests, there are ways to get involved at SIPA without getting lost in a sea of textbooks and policy memos.

SIPA Alumni Stories: Esther Waters-Crane MIA ’17

Esther Waters-Crane graduated in 2007 with an MIA degree and a concentration in Human Rights. She is currently Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at UNICEF in Kenya.

SIPA Alumni Stories: Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce MIA ’07

From France, Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce graduated in 2007 with an MIA degree focusing on International Finance and Business. He is now Senior Economist and Global Geopolitical Analyst with Standard Chartered Bank in London.