Update: Fall 2009 Recruitment Travel

Each fall representatives of SIPA attend various events so that prospective students can gather more information about our programs.  Generally each event is attended by a staff member from the Office of Admissions and in some cases current students and/or alumni will attend.  There are two types of events we typically participate in.

First, we attend recruitment fairs.  Two associations that sponsor recruitment fairs are APSIA and idealist.org.  APSIA stands for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.  Registration for APSIA fairs is required but there is no fee to attend.  You can register by visiting the APSIA site.

idealist.org states their mission as:

Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

Each year idealist.org sponsors graduate school fairs and SIPA will be attending some of their fairs this fall.  Registration for these fairs is also free.

Second, SIPA travels with other policy schools to visit college and university campuses.  We are working on a registration page for our college/university visits and expect that it will be available in early September.  No fees are charged for attending our college/university visits.

While our travel schedule still is a work in progress, I wanted to go ahead and post it to provide advanced notice on the areas we are likely to visit in the next few months.  Events that are listed in black text have been finalized and if a time or location is listed in red text we are still working on the final details.  You can access the proposed travel schedule by visiting our recruiting schedule page.

Please also note that SIPA does host information sessions each Monday at 6:00 P.M. and each Friday at Noon.  Registration is required and in some cases (i.e. holidays) the sessions may be subject to cancellation so please register as far ahead as possible.  To register simply send an email to sipa_admission@columbia.edu.

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