communication commandments

If you follow these few suggestions, we will be able to better communicate with you and answer your questions.

  • Use descriptive subject lines when sending emails.
  • We recommend you to include your contact information in your email signature.
  • Use the same email address/name — Consistency is important for us to search and recall past communications.
  • When you leave a voicemail, please make sure you provide us with complete information and try to be very specific.
  • If you wish to receive a response to your inquiry, please do not forget to leave your contact information.  If you are leaving a voicemail, it will help if you speak slowly and repeat your contact information twice — sometimes the information is hard to hear or said too quickly.
  • Familiarize yourself with school and living expenses – Search fellowship opportunities.
  • Our website and Blog offers plenty of information about our programs and SIPA life, however, we recommend you to attend one of our information sessions or recruitment events.
  • When emailing SIPA Admissions, please avoid copying multiple officers in order to avoid two people working on the same issue.  Nor does this win you any kudos.
  • If you have any questions regarding our programs, please review the FAQ page before contacting our office. We try to update this list of questions in order to make it easier for you to resolve your doubts.
  • Avoid mailing materials but and if you must, use a mail carrier.
  • We strongly encourage you to read the interviews of former students on our website to give you a better idea of the type of student we look for.
  • If you attend a fair, please make sure your information is clear if handwritten or bring Business cards. This way we will not miss your information and we will be able to communicate with you on events and important dates to remember.
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